Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

Dear Reader, It was just three years ago that I started writing for a Christian meditation app called Abide. I hadn’t really thought about meditation too much prior to that. I didn’t have anything against it. I know that the Bible talks a lot about meditating on God’s...
Risotto

Risotto

Today I stand at the counter Chopping an onion with my favorite knife An ordinary act hardly worth noting But today I note it I chop onion Add butter Pour wine And ease slowly into the luxury of stirring a meal For the people I love Savoring not the aroma of melding...
Wholeness Birthed From a Broken Heart

Wholeness Birthed From a Broken Heart

There are few times in our lives when we can look back and declare, “At that moment, right there, I was broken, and it changed everything.” I remember such a moment, one that sent me on a journey I continue to navigate seventeen years later, one filled with death and...
The Process of Restoration

The Process of Restoration

Whole is my word for this year, a picture of completeness, a world and body unbroken, fullness, goodness, health, and peace. I had no idea it would be put to the test before I was even ready for it. My husband Eric and I were knocked down for six weeks in late fall by...
Jesus and Self-Care

Jesus and Self-Care

“For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.” Ecclesiastes‬ 5:20‬ ESV‬‬ I am a Gen Xer. Our generation was specifically encouraged in our late teens and early twenties to be radical Christians; Jesus freaks...
Recalibration

Recalibration

Standing in front of the little coffee cart, waiting for the first customers of the day, I start the morning recalibrating the professional grinder. When the weather is cold, the beans need a little more motivation to release their oils, and so a smaller grind. When...

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