Church Shopping | Finding a New Faith Community

It’s the last Sunday of 2014. And my Christmas shopping is not quite over. There is one really important item still on my list to find: a new church community. Our move this year to New York has been an adventure and brought lots of changes. But one thing has not changed is my need […]

Don’t Invite Your Girlfriends to Church

From the time I was fifteen until I was 35, I walked away from God. I didn’t lose my beliefs I’d been taught as a child, but I lost my faith. I still believed the Bible stories, I still believed God loved me—I just didn’t want anything to do with church or prayer or the […]

What We Did on Our Way to Debt-Free

My dad was vocal about one thing when it came to money. The first 10% went to the Lord. A wise man who has handled money well and enjoys a debt-free life, he made it very clear that earning a paycheck is by the grace of God, and God deserves a thank-you by way of […]

Child of Faith

Recently I attended a Sunday evening Catholic folk mass. It was like stepping back in time and enjoying a “peace” of my history. The stained glass of the windows. The robes of the priest and alter boys. The bells ringing during communion. The guitar player strumming chords. The smell of beeswax candles. The words of […]

An Amish Hymn

This is a hymn from Anabaptist Martyr Annelein of Freiburg who was drowned and burned in 1529 for her faith in God. Her words inspire me! What line stands out to you? Everlasting Father in heaven, I call on you so ardently, Do not let me turn from you. Keep me in your truth Until […]

The Conductor

It was a Sunday. And it was a Sunday I had taken off from my work as a Children’s Director, which made it an extra special day because I got to go to church with my family. The kids asked if we got to ride in the same car together, and I said, “Yes!” They […]

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