What’s in a name?  that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare, I’ve been to his home in Stratford-upon-Avon in the Midlands of England.  I’ve seen the site of his Globe theatre in London, and have read a number of his plays.  The above quote is one that I’ve heard countless times with myRead Now

Clearing the Clutter

There’s nothing quite like having all of your earthly possessions placed on your front lawn to humble your heart. When my home was doused in inches of water after a pipe burst during work hours last fall, my tears mixed with the water leaking through the dining room ceiling, as I declared that everything would be okay, “it is all just ‘stuff’”. But when my friends showed up,Read Now

Car Seat Confessional

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The car was idling out front as I left the warmth of our friends’ home after our small group’s first gathering of the year.  The residual joy lingered in my bones of being in the presence of these people once again after so many months.  I waved to her as she fiddled with something on the dash.  She rolled the passenger-side window down. “You okay?Read Now

Deliver Christ Into the World


A dear friend of mine is in the homestretch; eagerly awaiting the arrival of her second child.  Months of preparations have taken place, and now all there is to do is wait with excited expectation for this new little person to arrive. And it makes me think about the season we’re celebrating right now, Advent, another time of excited expectation; a time that includes carefulRead Now

A New Creation

In 525,600 minutes this blog has been transformed into a new creation.  Something bigger and much more meaningful than I could have ever imagined when I decided to rename and re-brand this space just a year ago. See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.Read Now