Last night after discussing serious subjects at the supper table — our nightly Bible reading, inflation, property tax hikes, tidbits from yesterday’s chemistry lesson about ionic and covalent bonding — I ran upstairs to get ready for my weekly date night with my husband. The woman who greeted me in … [Read more...] about Nothing but Loved When You Feel Anything but Beautiful
Last night we slept through the longest night of the year. Those of us who got any sleep, that is. Churches held “Blue Christmas” or “Longest Night” services for anyone needing time and space to acknowledge their pain and grief. And if any year deserved such a service where I come from, it would be … [Read more...] about The Consolation of Christmas
They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. - Matthew 14:20 In the darkness of early morning, I lie on the couch, breathing deeply and trying to relax. A few minutes earlier I had bolted out of bed after waking up to … [Read more...] about What a Waste!?
“I don’t need Jesus! My shift is almost over,” giggled the cashier who was scanning my New Year’s Eve treats. She was right about one thing. Her shift was almost over. I had dashed into the nearest grocery store just before closing time to pick up a few last minute celebratory snacks for ringing in … [Read more...] about Who Needs Jesus?
How Busy is too busy? I vividly remember Kimberly and I standing in our kitchen one night about seven or eight years ago. We were preparing dinner as we listened to a Christian radio station. The DJ made a remark that profoundly affected us both. He said something to the effect “If you’re not … [Read more...] about Too Busy for Easter?
This is an updated version of an article that first appeared at RadicalStory.com in 2020 Christmas is in full swing once again. Homes are decorated with string lights, Santas and reindeer. Stores are full of frantic Christmas shoppers. Everywhere you look there are office Christmas parties, gift … [Read more...] about The Best Christmas Story