Something Children and Flowers Have in Common

After we bought our current home and entered into the Chip & Joanna phase, we thought we’d dig up the bathtub garden that came with the place. (Yes, a bathtub buried in the yard as a flower garden. It was a thing back in the day.)  The tub wasn’t...

I would have made your life too small

I remember how we worried the night of your kindergarten graduation. We weren’t sure you could handle those three steps up onto the stage without help. We couldn’t imagine, then, that you would one day become the manager of a state championship boys’...

Fully Vaccinated Sounds Like Magic Words

  Last year at this time, the magic words in life were still “Please”, “Thank You”, “Grandma’s house”, and “Help me, Jesus!” Today, though, Fully Vaccinated tops all of them except the one about Jesus. The...

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...

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...