It was a struggle to write something this week. It’s been busy, sure. But every week (and everyone) is busy – so that’s no excuse. Continue reading
Well, it has happened again! I’ve hit another busy season at work and chose to recruit help with my weekly post. This time I don’t feel so guilty about it…. (Though I did only ask one day in advance. That was a little unfair!) I recruited my husband to write. He worked with our 9-year-old son, and this is what they came up with. I am so thankful for my husband’s time and his passion for ministry, and thrilled for my son to have the opportunity to share his experience. Enjoy!!
Recently my wife and I had the opportunity to be chairpersons for a gala event for our nearby Lutheran church camp. What a daunting and exciting experience for us! Continue reading
The soccer game was added late to the schedule. When I saw it, my heart sank… Thursday, March 29, 6:00 pm. Maundy Thursday. A service is held on the Thursday before Easter to remember the Last Supper; when Jesus, servant to all, intimately washed the feet of his disciples. This service is an important part of honoring Easter, acknowledging the humble, servant attitude of Christ. Through Holy Week – from Palm Sunday, to Maundy Thursday, then Good Friday – this tradition helps me experience more sincerely the Joy of Easter Sunday! Continue reading
Today began with yet another cold, dreary morning. By this point in March (with basketball brackets to monitor and green beverages to consume) you begin to expect nice weather: sunshine, blue skies, warm temps. But no – we must wait a little longer and endure another cool, cloudy day!
It was hard to get out of bed, and a struggle to get motivated. We had a couple hours before church started. I should have worked on homework, or I should have started writing this blog. I should have started some laundry. But I didn’t! Instead, I grabbed a cup of coffee, curled up on the couch with my daughter, and we watched an entire hour of Mister Rogers Neighborhood! Continue reading
My son has been working through a social dilemma at school. Some friends have been teasing another boy in the class – a kind boy, but one who is overweight and a little socially awkward. My son has struggled – he feels pressure to say something and get a laugh from his friends, but is aware of the hurt it would cause this boy. Continue reading
When I walk towards the elevator at the end of a long work day, my eyes are usually glued to my phone. This is partly to take my mind off whatever unfinished business I’m leaving behind, but also to get an update on what I missed in my real life. On one particularly stressful day, I found this message from my 5-year-old’s teacher:
“[Your daughter] had a great day! She went above and beyond today and I really appreciate it!” Continue reading
I was asked to respond to a question this week about “lavish love.” Where have I seen it in my communities? How did it offer an example of God’s active redemption? Did it result in transformation, abundance, healing or justice?
I struggled with the question. Sure, there a ton of stories of love. But are they lavish?! Continue reading