Halloween is likely the one night a year that strangers visit our homes expecting kindness. How do we embrace the opportunity? First, let us conquer the elephant about the subject. I’ll share my own experience first, friends. My mom is a woman full of joy. My childhood was one that focused on the ways of […]
Ideas for and a personal story about loving your neighbor in the ordinary.
She joined us today carrying a platter of berry pastries, made in her very own kitchen. She is free today in ways that she wasn’t free a year ago. I could see it: the gifts of spiritual and emotional growth on a platter. Her deliciously simple act of service was evidence of her health. She […]
Friends, you may not know this about me buuuut–I’m truly germaphobic. I hate germs. My house isn’t always perfectly tidy raising three boys, but you can be sure there’s a whole lot of handwashing! Must. Fight. Germs. With all of this hand washing and January weather, my hands have been feeling drier and more cracked […]
My church is my second home. Well, maybe my parents’ home where I spent the second part of my childhood (after we moved to town) is my second home. Church is definitely third. It is where I find comfort and where I meet weekly with others in worship. I was a preschooler there, was […]