Basket Case

The cross was enough–more than I ever expected or deserved. But He didn’t stop there. 10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 In […]

Grandfamilies: Destination Grandlittle

Five Awesome Things About Grandparenting From Afar Our grandlittles have never lived in our community. Two households-full are within a 90-minute drive; the third set is currently on the opposite coast, after two rounds of island homes. So while I’ve dreamed of being the Lala who could pick the littles up after school or step […]

Living in Great Big Bites

Rear: Elaine, Me in My So-Happy-I’m-Goofy Face, Rich Front: Cadence, Sawyer, Vaite, Rob The Best Kind of Crazy“How, exactly do those French women stay so slim?” I ask my niece, Vaite, over dinner one evening. With her fork she nudges about four bites of homemade macaroni and cheese into a tiny heap on her plate. […]

Plugging in to Power

Spirit-FilledAs this past Sunday was Pentecost, our pastor’s lesson was drawn from Acts 2. Reading the account of the descent of the Holy Spirit gives me chills. Last night at our small group meeting we revisited Sunday’s message. One of our study questions invited us to share a memory of a time when we’ve “seen the Holy Spirit […]