Tonight I made a delicious dinner of Five-Spice Ribs in my Instant Pot. I ate alone because I had homework to do and my family was out of the house for a couple of hours. As I ate, I had to pick through the typical stuff you encounter when eating ribs: bone, fat, etc. (Sorry … More How to conquer evil. (Hint: It has nothing to do with the election)
A few months ago I read Andrew Peterson’s book, Adorning the Dark. In this incredible work, Andrew describes the labor and intentionality of creativity and community. He describes his family’s decision to leave the city and move out to the country, putting down deep roots. He encourages the reader to be purposeful in settling down … More Give your house a name.
It doesn’t matter how much of a helicopter parent you are. If the outside world has access to your child, then your child is at risk. Period. … More What is Your Child Worth?
When my kids were little, we made frequent drives from Tennessee to Texas and I was on alert more for their safety than for the desire to look for signs of trafficking in the people around me. That has changed in recent years. As I have learned more about trafficking than I ever wanted to … More On the Road…
40 days-Day 4 The article read like something you would expect in a foreign country… “The local investigation resulted after the Police Department became aware of a connection between a Massage parlor at 1234 Main Street in their city and another located at 1234 St. Andrews Drive, the neighboring town.. Arrested was Lucy Chang, who was … More Look Around You
We are just days from Christmas and I watched one of our favorite movies, “The Nativity Story,” with my family last night. It has become a yearly tradition, and every year I cry in the moment that Jesus emerges from Mary’s womb while light from Heaven fills the cave. Joseph’s eyes nearly pop out of … More BE the Church
Know your purpose.
Live it out.
“We will reflect the glory of God from brown, black and white skin tones. We will stand side-by-side, hand-in-hand as justice is served at last and we finally live fully as brothers and sisters, children of the living God, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. There will be no division, no prejudice, no sense of superiority. Our lights will shine together, uniquely yet the same with God the Father being the eternal source.”
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“Mama, what does ‘the ninth hour’ mean?” My daughter is good at throwing random questions at me, out of nowhere, when I am driving. “You mean when Jesus died?” She nodded. So, I explained how he hung on the cross for three hours, from the sixth hour to the ninth hour (which is three in … More The Ninth Hour
The only way joy will become a part of this story is if there is justice.