Faith, Life

Paying Tribute

My husband and I recently escaped the day-to-day to enjoy a weekend get-away in honor of our 30th Anniversary. Though you can’t travel a great distance for a single weekend, living west of the Mississippi means there is always a worthy destination within a few hours’ drive. We headed due south to the Black Hills… Continue reading Paying Tribute

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, Family

Everyday Emancipation

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves; I have broken the bands of your yoke and made you walk upright. Leviticus 26:13 Yesterday was Easter Sunday. We enjoyed a splendid dinner with our two youngest daughters and three guests. The… Continue reading Everyday Emancipation