An Everyday Hosanna

Jesus, you show us what breaks your heart when you cry over Jerusalem, saying: If only you would have known on this day what would have brought you peace.” Sometimes we don’t know what will bring us peace either.  The breakfast dishes still on the counter at home show how we hurried out the door […]

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A Trip to the Garden

The world laughs in flowers.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) If Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quote is true, then the garden my daughter and I visited is exploding with sound. There’s something about God’s creation that fills us from the inside. Filling the empty well–that place we serve from, give from, empty out for others. When there’s no money […]

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Life advice for when you’re weary

So I was wondering why the headache wouldn’t go away after days of throbbing, why I felt my body aching, then the fever appeared. My doctor says everyone has their health thing. He said that my sinus infections are my thing. So for over a week I’ve had my thing going on, through days of work […]

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When life feels like a marathon

It was one of those mornings when nothing goes right, when there is grumbling and crying from a tired child, when the clock is ticking minutes down, when everything is a struggle. Because sometimes life is a struggle.  After we endure the struggle, we look back at the mistakes, the things we could have done […]

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