A number of years ago I was in a Lutheran church building near my hometown in Alberta, Canada. I was distracted for part of the service because there were banners everywhere with the same three letters on them, but I couldn’t figure out what the letters stood for. The banners were over the pulpit, over […]
”What are you giving up for Lent this year?”
You have likely either asked or been asked that question before during the season before Easter. Typical ”fasts” or things people may sacrifice for a season include sweets, social media, or coffee.
I’d be the first to admit that my lifestyle is one of […]
After almost 4 months of not blogging (I’ve been working behind the scenes on an online blogging course by Jeff Goins), I’m back at it!
My last post was on Halloween, in which I shared my uncertainty of what to make of it. Well, now another […]
I have a confession to make.
I’m nervous about Halloween.
Not tonight, or even October 31 next year.
I’m nervous about having to answer my son’s questions about Halloween a few years from now.
Right now he’s tiny and cute and innocent and literally knows nothing about the world. But as he grows […]
Our little one isn’t even born yet, but I did something today that I think I want to turn into a tradition and do every year with my kids at Easter: baking with a purpose! (What can I say…I’m a teacher at heart and if I can combine a meaningful lesson with fun and food, […]
Sun shining; house cozy warm from the heat of the oven, which contains a 12-pound turkey; smell of apple cider and cinnamon candles; husband peeling potatoes and me kneading dough; table set and awaiting guests.
It’s Thanksgiving. Autumn is here – my favorite time of the year!
Passing rows upon rows upon rows of houses…
Some made of brick, others with stone.
Expensive ones, falling apart ones.
Small ones, big ones.
Dream houses, and just-to-get-by houses.
Have you ever thought about it? These box-looking-things lining roads, and the number of hours we spend in them?
“There’s no place like home…”
And what […]
Somehow, year after year, Easter always creeps up on me. But it surprises me differently than Christmas does. Usually when I realize it’s Easter time, I don’t think “Oh man! Where did that come from? I’m running out of time to do everything I’ve planned to do!” Instead, I think, “Umm…what do we do now?”
Sunday lunch at Oma’s after church: roast beef with homemade noodles and salad. That has become a tradition for us since moving to Germany. It is great to spend time with family on Sunday afternoons (and not need to cook!) Of course it isn’t complete without coffee and cake too, and maybe a game of […]
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- Why the Little Things Matter to GodI half-apologize for the silence on my blog lately. Not really, though, because things […]
- When God Invites Us into His Christmas PreparationsToday is December 23rd. The day before Christmas Eve. Even though it doesn’t feel like […]
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