Give Thanks

“Hit it, Harlow!” Every day, we pray together on our ride to school. We start out the same way, “Good morning, Jesus!” Depending on which kid is doing the praying that day, I facilitate the prayer or just listen as Grey or Harlow talk to Jesus. If you know Harlow, you know she’s a ham.… Continue reading Give Thanks

Andrew UMC

I was blown away by the hospitality shown to us at Andrew UMC this Sunday! We had so much fun being with this congregation and were blessed by the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with so many new faces. Thanks to all of you who tuned in online and those who drove many… Continue reading Andrew UMC

Provisions

I didn’t grow up on a farm. I take that back. The place I grew up was once a working farm, but by the time I came along, it was no longer in use. My brothers and I spent our days imagining castles and hacking out trails through large, shady trees. We picnicked near the… Continue reading Provisions

Bitter.

I’ve been thinking a lot about bitterness. I’ve been through seasons that left me bitter. I know you have, too. Sometimes, the season is fleeting. Other times, it becomes a fog that just won’t seem to lift even after the morning sun rises and dries up everything else. I spend most of my days talking… Continue reading Bitter.

Slithering Serpents

We are big on going for walks around here. We walk to the pond. We walk to check on the cows. We walk to the mailbox. We walk to visit family. We also discovered that, apart from the educational value our walks have, this exercise also serves to expend some of the energy from our… Continue reading Slithering Serpents

Tethered to the Teacher

You've heard the saying when it rains, it pours. If that rings true, we're on flood watch at this point. We've had to make lots of tough decisions lately, and I have watched my sweet patients in my nursing home finally succumb to the coronavirus. There have been more than enough showers around here, even… Continue reading Tethered to the Teacher

Lay it all Down

“Pick up your cross and follow me.”  Sounds easy enough. Try to act in a way that appears to be in compliance with what God wants and adheres to the rules of morality it seems like Christians keep. Is that all it takes? The literal cross that Christ died on represents far more than just… Continue reading Lay it all Down

Salty Sojourn

It goes without saying that this year has unfolded a bit differently than we had expected. I know you, like me, had your 2020 planner highlighted and stuffed to the brim with things you were ready to do. Obligated to do, in some cases. Your planner has probably collected as much dust as mine has.… Continue reading Salty Sojourn

Coffee Amidst Chaos

There's an unsung hero in our house - our coffee maker. We've got a one year old and a three year old ruling the roost right now (amid quarantine, no less), so coffee plays a huge role for us in this season. We need fuel to have enough energy to keep up with our vibrant… Continue reading Coffee Amidst Chaos