Focusing on discipline

Focusing on discipline

When I last wrote, I asked us to consider what it would look like to focus on Jesus in the coming year. Turning my attention to Hebrews 12:1-2, however, often forces me to consider again the rest of that wonderful and challenging chapter. As the chapter unfolds, the...
Dry January

Dry January

We were blessed to go on a European river cruise (pre-pandemic), but it quickly became a little awkward. At every lunch and dinner, I was declining glasses of wine which flowed freely at every table.  “Really!?!?! You don’t want white or red?” the waiters asked in...

All Shall Be Well in 2022

As we close the chapter on 2021, I don’t know whether to let out a sigh of relief or hold my breath. What a year.  This past January, the people of the United States came together to inaugurate a new president. We sat mesmerized as the nation’s youngest inaugural poet...
Christmas Crackers

Christmas Crackers

Our family Christmas traditions include ongoing collections of vacation ornaments, unusual Santa Clauses, and one-of-a-kind manger scenes. The latter is the tradition I cherish most. One creche consists of basic two-by-fours, with felt pieces awkwardly glued on to...