It was the bluebonnets that did it for me. This weekend we made a five hour trip across Texas to see some of our loves. I've lived in Texas my whole life. Never have I seen the bluebonnets out like they are this year. And not only the bluebonnets, but all their friends, showing off… Continue reading Are You Up for a Challenge?
Today Holy week begins. When I worked full time in a church, it always meant the beginning of a mountain of work and activity as we journeyed through various worship services service heading toward the marathon of Easter Sunday. We set the worship schedule to appeal to everyone's scheduling needs, expectations and preferred styles, ending… Continue reading What a Week
Did you know spring cleaning is a phenomenon across the world? It must be wired into us, the need to clean after the dark night of winter is over. Spring cleaning happens across cultures and religions. According to Wikipedia, some researchers trace spring cleaning back to the Iranian Nowruz, the Persian new year, where khaneh… Continue reading A Spring Cleaning for the Soul
Sometimes the tiny details of scripture blow me away. Little tidbits that did not have to be included but are. Usually I only notice them after I've read certain passages hundreds of times. In Mark's gospel, Chapter 4, there's a story most of us know about the disciples and Jesus being out in a boat… Continue reading The Pillow of Peace
In Texas in the last couple of weeks, we've been living with scarcity. During the big winter storm there was suddenly a scarcity of heat, electricity, water and food. Now we are learning there are still huge shortages of clean water in some areas which has led to a scarcity of bottled water there. Some… Continue reading New Life, Overflowing