A Christmas Letter from Bethlehem

A Christmas Letter from Bethlehem

Written your Christmas letter yet? I’ve written one this year- the first in at least 20 years or so, but it’s not really from me this time around. A month or so ago, my minister friend and colleague Matt asked a few of us to write holiday letters as if we...
What the World Needs Now Is…a Porta Potty?

What the World Needs Now Is…a Porta Potty?

If you’re a Facebook friend of mine, you’ve heard all about the Porta Potty in my driveway. We’ve been having some work done on our house, so they moved it in about a month ago. My friends gave me lots of fun suggestions about how to decorate it for...
When Church Makes Us Cry

When Church Makes Us Cry

Sometimes church makes us cry. It did for Sadie (not her real name) on Sunday. The kids had finished their doughnuts and fellowship time when it happened (which means they had played air hockey and drew with markers and looked at books and begged me at least thirteen...
Anger, Out of the Closet

Anger, Out of the Closet

Last Sunday morning, I stood in my closet and got mad at my clothes. It was going to be a busy morning and I had a ton of things to keep track of. In a few hours I’d be standing before our large congregation, handing out acolyte crosses to our new fourth grade...