Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

When I was in high school and college, I drove really fast (did you know a 1983 Toyota Tercel shakes when you approach 80?). Over the years, I’d slowed down, but still cruised over the speed limit. But on July 2, 2007, I started driving the speed limit. It wasn’t a...
Using the Side Door

Using the Side Door

A while ago, my mentor challenged me to think about what might happen after I die—more specifically, what heaven might look like. Although middle-aged, I never pondered this mystery before. When I was young, I saw myself as indestructible, protected by the solid shell...
Hospitality for an Introvert

Hospitality for an Introvert

I love face-to-face conversations with friends—long-time friends or brand-new friends. I do not prefer large social gatherings, mingling with people I barely know and engaging in shallow conversations. I also love extended time alone with a good book. You guessed it....
All Are Welcome

All Are Welcome

There are many different varieties of trees on our 120-acre homestead, along with crops and brush, a bit of pasture and a spring-fed creek that flows year round from a pond that never freezes over. And don’t get me talking about the diversity of wildlife that thrives...
Finding Peace in Chaos

Finding Peace in Chaos

How do I find peace in the chaos? It’s a question that I’ve pondered over the last few months as my family has started on multiple new journeys and begun to fulfill God’s call on our life. Just over a year and a half ago, I felt God calling our family to a ministry...

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