April 2015

The Battle Against Technology

I have two screen-age kids. At eight and ten, they know more about computers and iThings than I know they know. It is intimidating, scary, and some days I just want to unplug everything and hide it in the basement. It’s not going anywhere, I’m afraid. Technology has landed on our planet like little green men from Mars. It has invaded our homes, our schools, our churches. In some ways, [Read more...]

Treasure Map to Wisdom

Treasure Map to Wisdom is part of an open letter to my children. When I was a little girl, the idea of a treasure map excited me. My friends and I went so far as to create a treasure map to follow. We drew it out and then distressed the paper by crumpling it and tearing the edges to make it look legit. The map had landmarks drawn out in Crayola. The big tree by the driveway. The pump house out [Read more...]

Abigail: The Wife of a Fool

On his best day, a husband is a night in shining armor. He sweeps you off your feet with flowers, dinner, and sweet talk about how you complete him. You end the night cuddling by candle light, so glad you married such a dear. Then there are the not-so-good days. Like that time he gave you tips on loading the dishwasher–the one he loads twice a month while complaining. Or that time he played [Read more...]

The Day the Sun Didn’t Work

It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. Luke 23:44-45 (emphasis added) Few things on this earth are certain. Gravity. Boiling point. Sunrises and sunsets. The list of uncertainty is unending. Marriage. A heartbeat. Trust. Interest rates. Even the earth itself can shake, crack, and slide leaving [Read more...]

Give Us Barabbas

“Whom do you want me to release for you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” Matthew 27:17 I haven’t been to an Easter play in a long time but I remember the reenactments well. Men in bathrobes with eye liner beards yelling at Pilate, “Crucify him!” and, “Give us Barabbas!” There is a lot of emotion in those dramatic moments, highlighted with stage [Read more...]

Don’t Be A Goon!

Little Bunny Foo Foo Little bunny Foo Foo Went hopping through the forest Scooping up the field mice And bopping them on the head Down came the Blue Fairy, and she said “Little bunny Foo Foo I don’t want to see you Scooping up the field mice And bopping them on the head.” I’ll give you 3 chances, And if you don’t behave, I will turn you into a goon! Little Bunny Foo [Read more...]