Faith, Family, Life, Ministry

Wanted: 1 Homing Pigeon

I’m a homemaker, a.k.a. I don’t earn a paycheck. My last culturally defensible tenet for being home full-time walked down the aisle last September. That milestone added to an underlying angst that started with our final home-school graduation four years ago — that ‘I-should-do-something-with-my-life’ feeling. Lately I’ve been struggling beyond belief to make a decision… Continue reading Wanted: 1 Homing Pigeon

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 M., “Vintage & Vogue: The Beauty of Titus 2… Continue reading Vintage Pearls

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, Ministry, Nature

Fish Where You’re Camped

My adorable grandson -- frying up a fresh catch!Quail feathers, chicken down, wild-turkey tails and even cat hair —these and more have been the object of my husband’s desire of late and has made our daily life a bit more colorful. It all started with a Christmas present from our new son-in-law. A rectangular wooden… Continue reading Fish Where You’re Camped

Faith, Ministry

Stark Naked & Terrified

  My first impulse was to title this post “Naked and Afraid”. However it seems a certain reality TV show already pirated that phrase (Genesis 3:10). Not knowing the ramifications of pirating a pirate, I opted for modifying my original title. Now for my story... You know that dream where you’re on stage in front… Continue reading Stark Naked & Terrified

Faith, Ministry, Parenting

Captives Unaware

Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:31 I’m on the road again, somewhere in the middle of the Canadian prairie on Highway 1, about mid-way through the Province of Saskatchewan. We are returning home from collecting our youngest daughter following a year of attendance at Prairie Bible College.… Continue reading Captives Unaware

Faith, Marriage, Ministry, Parenting

Persistent Shadows

Usual church routines and religious protocol were set aside this Sunday morning in our little town. Believers normally divided by denominational as well as physical walls gathered together at the local civic center. Our purpose was to participate in a ministry called "Project Ignite Light" (ignitelight.org), which provides backpacks filled with basic comforts to children… Continue reading Persistent Shadows