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...

A Dirty Kitchen Floor

I was on my hands and knees scrubbing her floor. I had just finished washing dishes that had been piled up for days. The placed reeked as a I moved dishes around so I could clean the sink in order to get the job done. “This isn’t what they taught in grad...

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