Christian living






My two-year-old gave herself a haircut yesterday. The first thing she said when I came in the room and found her with the scissors in her hands was, “It was too brown.” Then, feeling around for justification when she saw my wide open mouth, she changed that to, “It—it—it was […]

Mamas: Lay down your life or have it taken from ...


When I was a little girl, I was absolutely content in my family’s material position. We lived in a variety of homes—city and country, rented and owned, renovated and rough. There were seasons when my parents were squeezed by the worry of not knowing where the ends would meet. But […]

Contentment in the face of plenty




One of my first goals for the year 2018 is to take a screen fast, perhaps to sprinkle several throughout the year. The first will be one week long, and will begin Monday. My poor husband often has to deal with the “resolution” side of my unbalanced personality. He often […]

3 Reasons to Take a Screen Fast in 2018





I was reading in John yesterday, and I came to one of my favorite verses in the book. It’s just after Jesus has fed the five thousand and then been tracked by some bread-groupies. When they find him, he gives a discourse on the physical metaphor they’d witnessed and tasted. […]

Breast and bread