Brown paper packages tied up with string (and any other packages for that matter)Being originalVanilla ice creamJoining random words together into a clever hidden trainConversations with people in which we speak emphatically and totally understand each otherSour dough starter and the connections it creates with peopleNew beginningsHand-pieced quiltsPiano music coming through the wallsSurprise guestsChats with … Continue reading Things I Like
Over the years, I have occasionally written prayers that are poetry. I'll be posting these on occasion.
I am so thankful for the God I serve. A God that is so big that He can, as one first grader said, “hold the world and all the stars and even all the universe and all the other stars in His hand—on one finger even.” Or as another first grader added, “He’s so big … Continue reading Thank You
The third part of the "Toronto Trilogy" She Worships ...raising her hands above her creamy coffee-toned skin and tight, dark curls. ...closing her eyes and singing along with the praise song. ...leaning against the sprightly, accountant-type, balding husband of hers. He Worships ...joining our motley choir, grabbing a song folder. ...thanking us and the God … Continue reading She Worships
Entitlement. The disease is crippling North American youth, even--or should I say especially--Mennonite youth. This disease is genetic (yes, some of our parents and other ancestors have or had it), and anyone who is spiritually out-of-shape is susceptible to it in any season of life. As a new generation, we have incredible potential to be … Continue reading The Entitlement Epidemic