A City waiting for us

“”The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd. … Each one of these people of faith died Read more about A City waiting for us[…]

The miracle of some flour and yeast

“Perhaps the problem is that we don’t know what the meaning of this holiday, of Jesus’ pushing into the world, is. If we did, we wouldn’t have to worry about consumerism; if we knew what the Incarnation meant, we’d be preoccupied with awe that we wouldn’t notice all the shopping.” Lauren F. Winner, “Girl Meets Read more about The miracle of some flour and yeast[…]

The waves and winds still know

“Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know the Christ who ruled them while he dwelt below.” “Be Still My Soul“ Our church, this United Methodist plant church of some 14 years or so, has for the first time a building of its own. (Praise God!) After setting up and clanging shut folding Read more about The waves and winds still know[…]

This mother needs an Advent

Dave’s making a table. It’s going to be a long one with thick oak boards that once held back horses. In a month or two, maybe it’ll hold up plates of macaroni and cheese. When it’s done, it’ll gleam (I hope). I’ll wipe into my hand those bread crumbs, feeling the table’s texture — oh, Read more about This mother needs an Advent[…]