When Cookies Demonstrate Forgiveness

When Cookies Demonstrate Forgiveness

Beloved, I’m a strange creature by nature. My body likes to be awake during daylight, but my brain is a stubborn night owl. The darkest hours are when my mind is most active, weaving stories from shadows. Sometimes I give in to the creativity because I frustrate...

When the Raisins Are Stuck

Recently, I had the privilege of watching my grandmother bake. For me, this simple thing offers a rare, deep sense of home and family. My enjoyment doesn’t have much to do with the sweets that come from her oven (tasty as they may be), but it allows me to appreciate...

A Look at Substance Abuse

Neil Young writes a powerful song about heroin use and the damage wrought on people he knew and loved. My own father was a heavy drinker for as long as I can remember. He drank from the time he woke up until he passed out in his armchair at night. It created a very...

Everyday Miracles

What pops into your mind when you think of a miracle? Something life-changing, awe-inspiring, and all around amazing, to be sure. Often we imagine events that are nearly impossible, yet they happen right before our eyes. But what about the everyday miracle? I’m...

The Importance of Worship

Worship is an amazing thing, isn’t it? We step into the presence of the living God, the One who has literally bled and died for us, and we kneel before him. While we normally do this through song, I think worship can also be silent. It’s a position of the...