pledges, prayers, and promises

My family has an unparalleled gift of gab. I'm sure other families feel this way too, and I imagine one or two of them might be able to keep up with us for a few stretches at a time.  But let's just say that if conversation were an Olympic sport, the IOC would have to… Continue reading pledges, prayers, and promises

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plants

2015 is now three weeks old, and the best gift I've received so far is plants. Not real plants, mind you, as in flower boxes or a house cactus, but just the word itself. My family did an exercise this holiday wherein we each chose a word - any word that was on our hearts… Continue reading plants

the kingdom for a cookie

The most beautiful Christmas tree I ever saw was a discard on its way to the dump. It had been a lean Christmas for us, and in the absence of funding for elaborate decorations, my mother built a simple faux fireplace on the main wall of our living room. The mantle allowed just enough room… Continue reading the kingdom for a cookie

much and more: a tale of four apple seeds

Four little apple seeds.  That's how it all started. Four tiny little apple seeds have dominated - nay, wrecked my household over the past two weeks. Because of four little apple seeds, I have lost approximately fifty hours that I had earmarked for other purposes.  Instead of getting my hair cut, reorganizing my bedroom, and… Continue reading much and more: a tale of four apple seeds

coalesce

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.   Prejudices are the chains forged… Continue reading coalesce

happy

I am a Christian.  I have been an active believer in local churches for all thirty-seven years of my life.  I probably fall toward the conservative side of the pew when it comes to tradition and doctrine, and I actively enjoy apologetics, eschatology, and inductive Bible studies.  And it is with a full heart that… Continue reading happy