Book Review: Jesus and John Wayne by Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Jesus and John Wayne - Kristin Kobes Du Mez (Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2020) The word "evangelize" means, simply, to preach the gospel. To preach what Christians refer to as "the good news". This is something Christians are instructed to do, by Jesus Christ, in a Biblical passage commonly referred to as The Great Commission. (Matthew… Continue reading Book Review: Jesus and John Wayne by Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Christmas 2020

There are obviously many ways that Christmas has looked different for our family this year. We feel very fortunate to have our girls - little kids bring a certain magic to the Christmas holidays and have kept us focused on celebratory things. One (non-COVID difference) for us this year was getting to look forward to… Continue reading Christmas 2020

Life Lately: Hello November

Slow mornings Hi there! It's November already and it feels like a little bit since I've just written about life and the goings on. I started to write this post last week and, I'll be honest, it was a pretty downer post. I was feeling the effects of the rain, the rising COVID numbers in… Continue reading Life Lately: Hello November

The Story God is Writing

These two. What a miracle their lives are to me. I've been thinking a lot about anniversaries, dates on the calendar. This time of year is full of them for me. Five years ago I was pregnant for the first time, weeks away from miscarrying and learning that pregnancy and childbirth were not going to… Continue reading The Story God is Writing

Answered Prayers and the Beginning of a Story

He stopped me as I made my way through the crowded church foyer, baby on my hip. "Thank you for sharing that," he told me. An older man, with grandchildren just a little younger than me, we'd spoken a few times but never beyond basic pleasantries. It was the morning of Rose's dedication, April 2018.… Continue reading Answered Prayers and the Beginning of a Story

Death is Swallowed Up in Victory

Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? Today is the first day of the autumn season. A year ago, I sat in a hospital, swallowing back tears, repeating to myself the lines from that famous psalm, "Even though I walk through the valley of… Continue reading Death is Swallowed Up in Victory

“The Lord was with Joseph”

We've lurched our way into 2017 in our household with bad colds for Pearl and I. Peter and I made it to 10:30 on New Year's Eve and I spent most of January 1st in bed. Pearl picked up the illness from me and has had a rough couple of nights recently. Despite that, I'm… Continue reading “The Lord was with Joseph”