May 29, 2019

I opened my Living Bible like a child opens a present, eager to enjoy what was inside.  I was enjoying an oasis after a hard semester push of college teaching.  The quiet of my parent’s house was the perfect overture I needed.

On this day, I had no agenda. I only w...

May 22, 2019

My bedroom was on the second floor of our two-story, traditional Kansas City house where I grew up.  We didn’t have central air, but I had a window fan.  Often at night, before turning into bed, I stood in front of that fan, an awkward, hopeful, insecure teenage girl a...

May 15, 2019

Before spiritual formation was a buzz word among Christians, I think it was what I hungered for early in my commitment to follow Jesus. Somehow, I knew my heart was a canvass for God to work His art upon and wanted his brush strokes to define everything about me.  Howe...

May 8, 2019

Do you have a gardener? 

A gardener is different from a landscape service who comes in to mow and trim and get to the next job as quickly as possible.  A gardener loves things into bloom.  A gardener fusses over the details with the focus of a parent.  A gardener makes...

May 1, 2019

The two words on the outside of the roughly-made card caught my attention. 

It was Lisa’s 2000 Easter card. She loved making cards and sending them to friends she supported and who supported her.

Spring Up! was all it said on the front. I thought it was a cute way to exp...

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