Fix Something

I’m Not Unbreakable.Some days everything feels broken and the only thing left to do is fix something. I’ve had a lot of broken-feeling days lately. I’m not sure if work is challenging because my back is injured. Perhaps my back hurts, in part, because the work is so all-consuming right now. Or maybe it’s plain […]


Beauty from Ashes

The Rings I Won’t be Wearing “What would you like to drink?” I asked our new pastor as he and his family arrived for lunch at our home last spring. “Water,” he said.Later the conversation turned to tea. Pastor Robert and his wife told us about some of the teas they had enjoyed in Russia. […]


Potatoes for Lent

Spuds Slow Cooking Before leaving for work on a day that promised to be filled with challenges, I slipped a piece of beef, carrots, potatoes, celery, and seasonings into my slow cooker. I knew the day ahead would consume my energy stores; the prospect of pot roast awaiting my return soothed me.  When I returned home that evening, […]


>Potatoes for Lent

> Spuds Slow Cooking Before leaving for work on a day that promised to be filled with challenges, I slipped a piece of beef, carrots, potatoes, celery, and seasonings into my slow cooker. I knew the day ahead would consume my energy stores; the prospect of pot roast awaiting my return soothed me.  When I returned home […]


Potatoes for Lent

Spuds Slow Cooking Before leaving for work on a day that promised to be filled with challenges, I slipped a piece of beef, carrots, potatoes, celery, and seasonings into my slow cooker. I knew the day ahead would consume my energy stores; the prospect of pot roast awaiting my return soothed me.  When I returned home that evening, […]