To which God is saying, ‘Yeah. Duh.’

Earlier this week: The window opened wide, vertically, and the neighbor stuck out her arm to wave hello, and leaned on her elbows against the sill. “What are you tracking?” “We don’t know yet!” Violet yelled up to her. Surreal: sparkles of snow swirled from their roof; the snow on the ground untouched by boot prints, but only for Read more about To which God is saying, ‘Yeah. Duh.’[…]

Living the same old stories

“Sometimes at night I practice telling Michael,” her elephant, “about Jesus’ best stories so I can remember to tell them to my six boys when I grow up.” “Oh yeah? Those are some good stories to practice,” I say. We were dancing in the dark, twirling under new glow-in-the-dark stars on her ceiling. “Which one’s Read more about Living the same old stories[…]

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[…]

Hey, Parents, Leave Those Kids Alone

Hey, Parents, Leave Those Kids Alone “But the real cultural shift has to come from parents. There is a big difference between avoiding major hazards and making every decision with the primary goal of optimizing child safety (or enrichment, or happiness). We can no more create the perfect environment for our children than we can Read more about Hey, Parents, Leave Those Kids Alone[…]