3 Ways to Embrace the Holy during the Holidays

I’ve hit the wall! I get here every year—that point where there is more to do than time to do it and I have to make a choice between holidays and holy days. Maybe you know what I mean? It’s easy to get lost in all the doing and baking and wrapping and hugging and miss […]

3 Ways to Slow Down on the Busy Days

I just finished reading {again} The Big Sky series by Tricia Goyer. Marianna Sommer is one of my favorite characters ever. I relate to her desire to find that elusive blend of hard work and stillness in daily life. My days are full of things to do, projects to complete, places to be, and people who […]

Ten Ways to Find and Practice Peace in Your Life

Do you admire the Amish in part because they seem so peaceful? Maybe you were moved by this now-classic scene in the movie Witness (1985)? When those peace-loving Amish men come over the hill in this film, I can easily translate this fictional triumph of nonviolence into the vision in Revelation 22 when a river […]

How to Live a Slow(er) and More Peaceful Life

  Too often we rush through life. We speed through our neighborhoods and cities without truly seeing what we’re passing. We don’t have time for friends, and because of that when we truly need a friend no one is around. In the Amish community, travel is done at the speed of a buggy. They attend church […]

One Stitch at a Time

I am sure you’ve probably heard the adage: The journey of a thousand steps begins with the first step. As I was knitting the other day I thought, The journey of a finished sweater begins with the first stitch. A finished sweater takes 10,000+ stitches. And the average knitter will need 40 to 60 hours […]

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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