How an Heirloom Quilt Stitched Me Together

How an Heirloom Quilt Stitched Me Together

Not without design does God make the music of our lives. John Ruskin Saver of Things On December 31, 2022, I finished up the last stitch on an heirloom quilt I’ve worked on since April 2020 during the pandemic shutdown. It is for our first grandchild. The...
5 Tips to Battle Cultural Assimilation

5 Tips to Battle Cultural Assimilation

Someone described Robert Penn Warren as one who soaked up his era’s culture like emotional furniture. Boy, did that resonate with me.     While we are products of our generation, we are also products of the culture and how it affects who us.   As a Christian,...
The First Frost and Why Beauty and Sadness Coexist

The First Frost and Why Beauty and Sadness Coexist

The first hard frost made a visit today. It was both beautiful and sad.          Beautiful because the colors were breathtaking, down to the white crystals on the grass that glistened in the sun. Sad because it kills the vibrant flowers that bloomed all summer with...
When Your World Crashes In

When Your World Crashes In

We were at a movie theater when a phone call changed the trajectory of our evening. One of those phone calls when the world seems to crash in around you, and the only choice you have at the moment is to sink or swim. Have you received those phone calls, the...

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