A Tradition Worth Keeping

A Tradition Worth Keeping

A three-tiered platter filled with treats isn’t really designed for a two-person party, but we’re using it nonetheless this New Year’s Eve. It was supposed to be part of a new holiday tradition in our house, but things didn’t turn out that way. At least this year. One...
The Blessing of Being in Need

The Blessing of Being in Need

“We might be in trouble” are not words you want to hear when it’s -12 degrees outside and you have 125 miles of desolate highway between you and home. It was New Year’s Eve, and we were finally on the other side of back-to-back road trips to celebrate Christmas with...
Good and “More Good”

Good and “More Good”

Tomorrow morning, I will enjoy the luxury of no alarm clock. It’s Saturday. At some sleepy point, I’ll hear one of the happiest wake-up calls in the world—the coffee maker. It will finish spewing and brewing, and my husband will head down the hall to get me a cupful...
The “And Then Some” Giver

The “And Then Some” Giver

Every day I am reminded—that is, if I stop to think about it—of how rich I am. Walls and a roof to keep out the endlessly dripping Washington sky. Food in my refrigerator. Options in my pantry. A nearby grocery store or drive-thru if all else fails. Clothes—lots of...

Good, Bitter, Best

I’m headed out of town for some conferences, so Daniel is on leave until I return. Meanwhile, I’m recycling a piece I wrote more than ten years ago when I was at Marah. I’ve revisited Marah over the years, but I’ve been to Elim, too. These days, I’m somewhere in...