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What makes us feel beautiful: It’s not about vanity

‘She is clothed in fine linen and purple …’ Prov. 31:22 I recently had a request by a homeless woman in our Sunday school class who is going back to school. In a hushed tone, she asked for things like nail polish remover, deodorant powder, a loofah and jewelry. “You know,” she said. “The stuff … Continue reading

An encounter with an angel? God tests us …

“Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:1-2 He told me His name was Tom. I didn’t see him coming which was strange because I’m usually hypervigilant about the people … Continue reading

Ringing Bells for the Salvation Army; The Cry of the Poor?

I first rang the bells for the Salvation Army in eastern Nebraska as a new professional, just out of college. I had become a member of the local Salvation Army board, and I was excited to have an opportunity to get out into the field and bring in dollars via the organization’s primary fundraising source –  … Continue reading

When I was hungry …

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

Backyard mission? What is that?

  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