I met a transient couple named Justine and Wayne sitting outside of a downtown hotel today. This wasn’t the first time I’d seen them, but it was the first time I’d stopped to talk. Yesterday, they had been sitting alongside the on ramp for the interstate with their dogs, holding up a sign and asking … Continue reading
As I considered appropriate, meaningful ways to reflect on Jesus’ death today, Good Friday, one of the first things that came to mind was to watch the well-known Mel Gibson movie, The Passion of the Christ. I remember when the movie first came out in 2004, theater-goers flocked to the film, and everyone I … Continue reading
Anyone notice the sunshine today? The skies were such a beautiful blue, the air just the right temperature to invite us to go outside without a coat and just delight in that refreshing cool breeze as it danced right over us. Our hope-filled sun brought light to our town once again, restoring that invigorating sense of … Continue reading
It’s supposed to be spring. Do you remember the day the Yellowstone River went out last month? That’s the day that the people of our town collectively sighed in relief that winter, this long, never-ending, hard, bitter Eastern Montana winter, was finally over. If you were to follow the Yellowstone, you would have heard all of … Continue reading
Last night my 16-year-old daughter, Jennie, called me to tell me she and her friend, Jacob, had stopped to help a woman who ran out of gas just outside of town. This woman’s 13-year-old son was walking back toward town, along with the woman’s boyfriend, and they had gone to look for them and give them a ride. … Continue reading
I can still remember the day that a global consciousness moved from somewhere in the back of my mind to the forefront. I was leading a women’s small group through Nina Roesner’s book, the Respect Dare (www.therespectdare.com). If you’ve heard of the Love Dare, the Respect Dare is a similar concept geared at showing … Continue reading
Over the last several months I’ve been developing something of a ministry here in my little corner. It didn’t really start out that way. In fact, the idea that a housewife like me could have any kind of ministry sounds a little far-fetched in my mind. After all, ministries are big deal projects done by … Continue reading
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