Do You Want to be Made Whole?

Do You Want to be Made Whole?

Lent is a symbolic journey toward the Cross. For many today, that journey has become an opportunity to let go of certain foods, activities, or habits that distract us along the path. For others, it is a time to cling to disciplines that give life and draw us closer to...
Alone in the Pit

Alone in the Pit

I stood surrounded by stone on all sides, elbow to elbow with others inside the small stone room. The pit. I closed my eyes and tried to imagine what it felt like to be in this dungeon alone, in complete darkness. I shuddered and opened them again. I didn’t want to...

The Sorrow & Silence of Saturday

I stood in the middle of the store and felt a deep sense of satisfaction: that’s the one. That’s her Easter dress. Three generations of girls gathered that day at the American Girl® Place to celebrate a milestone birthday for my mom. It was a Saturday full of...

Making Our Mark

When I was 19 years old, I moved onto a ship that sailed from port to port selling literature to developing countries. It was a multi-national, interdenominational crew of about 200 people. I lived on board the Logos II for almost three years and stayed in a tiny...
Writing Well in a Season of Lament

Writing Well in a Season of Lament

Recently I had the privilege of editing a collection of writings for the seasons of Lent and Easter, which meant I got to read a lot of great books. And by a lot, I mean hundreds. Every time I went to the local library to pick up materials on hold, the librarian would...

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