St. Peter’s scale

St. Peter’s scale

Wasn’t it nice to wake up this morning to ads about insurance and toothpaste instead of ads about political candidates?  I voted early this time and then kept the remote nearby so I could reach the mute button. As I write these words, I don’t know how the midterms...
Faith for the “what if” moments

Faith for the “what if” moments

Learning to follow God is a life-long pursuit. Following doesn’t feel natural and skirting around things often does. For example: I like to pass big trucks on the highway because I can’t see around them. I like to study people’s carts at Costco so I can pick the right...
Shoes for the journey

Shoes for the journey

I’m out at the lake, finishing a book. It is quiet, beautiful, and, well, “lake-ish.”  At home, I walk in my tennis shoes, but out here I wear my favorite hiking shoes. I love my Merrell’s. They are broken in. They have a steel shank with a good, sturdy sole, and...
I might have been a Pharisee

I might have been a Pharisee

Except for the fact I’m a woman, I might have been a Pharisee.  I’m a big fan of rules, but one of theirs was “no women allowed.”  Other than that, there is a lot about their lives I might have appreciated. But Jesus didn’t appreciate much about them at all,...
It’s time to get out of the boat

It’s time to get out of the boat

Don’t you feel like you are almost to the end of a very long tunnel?  It’s been a tough journey, but we expect it will be lighter, warmer, and easier very soon.  Texas had a week of Snowmageddon and the next week it was spring. Now, there are early flowers...
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