The story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all. ~Frederick Buechner

Posts tagged ‘JPUSA’

Some Great Thing

I spend a lot of time thinking about healing. Not only because I want more of it in my life, but also because I have experienced…

Joys of Croquet

Good God Almighty, I love croquet. For me, it is the perfect game. I enjoy many games, but I prefer those that maximize personal interaction: Monopoly,…

The Only One

Struggling with emotions I don’t want to feel; Thinking about them makes my head reel. Hiding my thoughts, the pain that I feel; The things that…

Time

  As a young Christian I questioned my use of time. What if I wasn’t investing in kingdom building? I worried if it was all for…

It’s Going to Be Okay

Sometimes I am frustrated and miserable and unable to be comforted, and then, like a furious little girl, I throw myself on the couch and bury…

Through the Eyes of Children

Our daughter was born with a cleft lip and palate and requires frequent visits to the craniofacial center. Every time we’re there I’m humbly reminded how…

The Two Trees

Just about everybody has heard about that ancient tree in the Garden of Eden which bore the fruit that lured the first parents of the human…

Welcome

I recently read the poem “The Guest House” by Rumi and wrote my own poem in response: Welcome, welcome, welcome Fear of Future. Sit down with…

The Unexpected

When I moved into Jesus People, I moved into a room two doors down from another woman named Sarah.  Sarah was, and is, one of my…