For two long days last week as my pastor-husband prepared a sermon, I overheard his end of several zoom interviews asking people two questions: What causes you fear? and How have you encountered Jesus at your point of fear? I couldn’t hear their answers, so I pondered my own responses to questions I’d been asking … Continue reading Fear & Peace
Last week I binge-watched Season 2 of This is Us. Generally, the whole production takes my breath away, but one scene felt so hokey it made me laugh. The Pearson family was in the car on the way to a Weird Al concert when they got to a bridge. Apparently, Rebecca is afraid of heights … Continue reading This Is…Adulting
In Luke 1, the angel Gabriel announces the divinely-appointed births of two world-changing babies. First he tells Zechariah that Elizabeth will give birth to John the Baptist. Next he tells Mary that she will give birth to the King, the long-awaited Messiah. Zechariah and Mary both respond with a question. Zechariah: "How can I be sure of … Continue reading Advent Week 2 -The Promise of a King
I've been thinking about "YES!" This word, "create," requires saying Yes to life, to invitations, to play, and, sometimes worse, to those things that intimidate or downright scare me. Don't get me wrong. I'm all for saying "NO!" as necessary. I believe in it. Oh baby, YES, we have to say NO! from time to … Continue reading What’s Your Dance Party?
We have completed Week 2 of the school year and I can happily report that we are all doing OK! At least mostly. I think. We've only had... ...one lost backpack, ...one slept-through alarm clock, ...one forgotten bike lock combination, ...one forgotten lunch box, ...one "oops, I forgot to turn it in" homework assignment, ...a couple "oops, … Continue reading The Kids are Okay
Do you know what gift(s) God has given you to build up His Church? If not, I highly recommend taking this quick test. (There's also a test for youth if that's you or someone you love). Similar to family chores, we all have a role to play in God's family and through our God-given gifts God … Continue reading Give
The week started off with a real miracle in the mundane: someone dropped by with an expansive tray of leftover veggie food from a party she'd thrown the night before. Catered by a gal who works for two family-owned restaurants the next town over, this food was go-od! (You gotta pronounce that with two syllables - … Continue reading My Worst Fear