community, spiritual life

Loving others — lavishly!

"I wanna live like there's no tomorrow, love like I'm borrowed time. It's good to be alive." Jason Gray, American contemporary-Christian songwriter/singer If the love of Jesus is in your heart, it can "bearly" be contained. Put a bear in your car, your window, your doorway or on your porch. That's one of the newest… Continue reading Loving others — lavishly!

family life, spiritual life

7 things I’ve learned in a week without running water

"When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:2 It started before dawn one day last week. Three of us were already up and having breakfast when a low rumble began in the backyard and morphed into a trembling that could be felt through the house. Our… Continue reading 7 things I’ve learned in a week without running water

spiritual life

Inside or outside context

โ€œJust because you don't understand it doesn't mean it isn't so.โ€ Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book The giggling coming from behind the magazine drew my husband's attention. "What are you reading?" he finally asked. "The headline says 'fight your cough,' " I said between laughs. "I though it said, 'fight your couch.' Wouldn't that be a… Continue reading Inside or outside context