Faith, Family, Life, Marriage, Ministry

Vintage Pearls

“There was something magical in those garments worn by my mother and grandmother. They were not merely hand-me-downs. They seemed infused somehow with the essence of womanhood I had yet to experience—like a vintage postcard left by those ahead of me on the journey.”  — Tabitha Meglich, “Vintage & Vogue: The Beauty of Titus 2… Continue reading Vintage Pearls

Faith, Life

Alterations

I'm a seamstress— have been nearly as far back as I can recall. My mother started me out hand sewing little quilts for my dolls. I still own the teddy bear upon which I performed ‘surgery’ that displays the child-like stitches I used to suture his wound. By early adolescence I had purchased a machine… Continue reading Alterations

Faith, Ministry

Why Religion Rules

If you have attended more than a few church services there is a good chance you’ve heard the story of The Woman at the Well. Having heard or read it dozens of times, you can probably understand my milk-toast response when my pastor announced this morning “Open your bibles to John 4:1-26”. I had just… Continue reading Why Religion Rules

Faith, Life, Nature

Birds Are Meant to Fly

"The caged bird sings with a fearful trill, of things unknown, but longed for still, and his tune is heard on the distant hill, for the caged bird sings of freedom." — Maya Angelou The manifestation of my mild obsession with bird-things over the years has included a passion for birdhouses and birdcages. By 'bird-cages' … Continue reading Birds Are Meant to Fly

Faith, Life, Nature

Storm Chaser

[Written Sunday, April 8] The spring rains are just beginning and with them comes the promise of at least a few good ‘rumblers’. Last year saw an exceptional storm-season here in western North Dakota, with more than one tornado spree and some good old fashioned hail storms. There is a line in the movie ‘Little… Continue reading Storm Chaser