You know the game. You get a list of items to look for in your purse, and the one with the most items wins. It’s an ice breaker played at wedding and baby showers. Women scrounge around in their purses, rooting out long lost items, like so much buried treasure. Contents get dumped as they […]
My in-laws said they’d meet us. My father-in-law had a hankering for wiener schnitzel — the German version of chicken parmesan made with veal — and found this restaurant online. Jager-Haus had been around forever and had a reputation for authentic German cuisine. We drove right past it the first time, missing the sign in […]
I want to read Emily Freeman’s book, Grace for the Good Girl, the way my three year old wanted to hear me talk about him on his play phone. He would hand me the phone and wait expectantly while I gave the listener a play by play description of his activities. He wanted to see […]
Pete and I, we’re not big vacation people. We love home and prefer to invest in something we can enjoy for a long time. But every so often we have the opportunity to vacation at a five star beach resort, with just about all expenses paid, and we take it. It’s my kind of vacation […]
September 11. Remembering lives lost. Those who left and never came home. Planes intersecting impossibly with buildings. Crumbling towers, thick black smoke. Across the screen again and again. Still we can’t believe. People jumping out of windows. This is not TV. Torn suits, blackened faces. Sky raining ashes, charred debris. Giant shards of steel rising […]
Musing on Genesis 2 On Day 6, God gets his hands dirty. He forms a man out of the dust, gets his face in there and breathes his very own breath into the man’s nostrils. God and man face to face, up close and personal. The earth needs a man to cultivate it, and God […]
The woman he loved had her arm outstretched. She was offering him the fruit, the juice still dripping down her chin. The man watched himself take a bite.
The woman had never paid much attention to the serpent, not that she could recall. He had stayed on the periphery, his voice interjecting occasionally, but always under the radar.
Musing on Genesis 2 I’m surprised to discover, after all the hoopla of the first five days of creation, that we’re still just looking at dirt. I always pictured God creating this lush green earth, teeming with creatures, and then plunking man down in the middle of it. But apparently, that’s not necessarily how it happened. […]
She did not like the idea of her husband being with another woman, especially not her maid, and she was glad that part was over. Was it her imagination, or was Hagar patronizing her?
A prayer of repentance and hope, inspired by Psalm 36 Father, if you should count our iniquities, who could stand? Without the precious blood of your Son, we are lost. We are the ungodly, the transgressors. Transgression speaks to us in our hearts. We hear and speak the language of transgression; it is our native […]