Resolving to Rest

When I was a kid, I did not understand the verses which said, “Deny yourself and do no work.” What was that all about, anyhow? Work is, well, work. It would be a pleasure not to work, not self-denial. However,…

A Thrill of Hope

Okay, now many will recognize these lyrics from a beloved Christmas song, but I’m working on Christmas right now and specifically our annual Christmas Outreach. (I always joke that Christmas is not a season, but a state of mind. It…

Seasons of Growth

Seasons of Growth

I’m not a gardener. I don’t have a green thumb. Yet, when you look at my garden, you might say, “Really? Really? No green thumb?!?” The truth is that I’ve been grafted into the green thumb club. Both my husband…

Human Doing vs. Human Being

I’ve been reflecting of late on a question that some may find rather strange, but hopefully some of you will resonate with: Am I a “human doing” or a “human being”? I think about this issue the closer I get…