What are you Turning towards this Lent?

Once a week I compile the reflections I’ve offered on Facebook into one blogpost. Here are the thoughts from the past five days: Friday, February 9, 2018 The cynic might call it a politically correct marketing ploy, but the cynic would be wrong. Gerber just announced the winner of their annual Gerber baby contest. This baby is named Lucas, and… Read more →

Reading the Bible as a Love Letter

Once a week I compile the reflections I’ve offered on Facebook into one blogpost. Here are the thoughts from the past five days: Monday, January 9, 2018 We’ve been reading through the Biblical book of Genesis at church lately, and yesterday we looked at Genesis 4, the story of Cain and Abel. It’s a famous story because so quickly in… Read more →

Redeeming the Pain of the Past

Once a week I compile the reflections I’ve offered on Facebook into one blogpost. Here are the thoughts from the past five days: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 I listened to a great interview between Kevin Kelly, co-founder of WIRED magazine, and Krista Tippett about technology and spirituality. His comments on how the Amish decide when to permit new technology were… Read more →

Two Great Books for Kids about Women of Color

Once a week I compile the reflections I’ve offered on Facebook into one blogpost. Here are the thoughts from the past five days: Monday, January 15, 2018 I realized a few years ago that because we were only reading “classic” children’s books out loud to our kids, we were only reading books with white children and animals as main characters.… Read more →

Love Shows Up on Christmas

Once a week I compile the reflections I’ve offered on Facebook into one blogpost. Here are the thoughts from the past five days: Sunday, December 17, 2017 This past week has been a week of ordinary hard stuff for us. Snow days and delays, one kid with a sinus infection, another throwing up, all in the midst of preparations for… Read more →

How We Can Be Hope at Christmas

Once a week I compile the reflections I’ve offered on Facebook into one blogpost. Here are the thoughts from the past five days:   Sunday, December 10, 2017 Today’s post is about anxiety, and when I first wrote it I called it “What I Learned When I Tried to Stop Drinking So Much Wine.” I’ll give you a hint, I… Read more →