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He’s Alive

From our side of history, the Easter story is so clear.  But, If I'd been there, I probably would have doubted, too. (The following conversations are my paraphrase of scriptures quoted in the book of Mark.)  "When we get to Jerusalem," Jesus told his friends, "I will...

Why I’m Wearing Green Today

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. If you think this day is about drinking green beer and eating corned beef and cabbage, you may have missed a few details. The story begins when sixteen-year-old Patrick was captured from his father’s farm in Britain and taken as a slave to...

I’m Waiting with the Angels

For lent, I'm reading First Timothy 3:16 and focusing on a different phrase every week. It's one of the ways I'm preparing my heart for another pandemic Easter. This week, the phrase about Jesus is this: "He was seen by angels." It seems like a small phrase. Only five...

Will You Still be My Valentine?

In February of 1974, my future-husband gave me a Valentine for the first time. It was the size of a poster and featured Peanuts characters. On the inside, Snoopy popped up and danced on a little spring. The caption read, "Since we met, my feet have never touched the...

What I’m Thinking as I get my Vaccine

What I’m Thinking as I get my Vaccine

This week, I got my first dose of the Covid vaccine. I'm not kidding when I say this makes me emotional. People we love have died from this disease, and we have felt helpless to do anything except wear our masks, wash our hands, and hunker down. We will still be doing...

Do The Next Right Thing

Some days are hard to slog through. Days of quarantine. Days of homeschool. Days of teething babies. Days of grief. The list goes on. When I am faced with days like that, I hear this phrase in my head, "Just do the next right thing." Yes, this is a Disney princess...