My Piece of the Elephant

Long ago and far away there were six men, wise indeed, but, alas, they were all without sight. An opinionated lot, every one, in the course of their wanderings, they happened to meet an elephant standing squarely in the center of their path. Feeling duty-bound to report on his discovery, the first wise man gripped […]

Living in the Wide Open Spaces

Life has a way of expanding to fill the available space. Little League games used to occupy Saturday mornings with hours of sunshine (and mosquitoes) and with chatting on the bleachers with other mums. However, a quick glance around my house reveals our family has aged out of that particular American institution. We’ve moved on, […]

All You Have to Be, Is Desperate

By midwinter, the empty canning jars on my basement shelves begin to overtake the number of full jars. Clear glass glints beside the jewel-toned beets, briny pickles and thick spaghetti sauce. By practicing the dying art of canning, I pay attention to these containers. I know that a family of six can put away as many […]

Pausing in the In-Between

It was a day like any other day in the life-long ministry of Zacharias the priest. With Elisabeth’s goodbye kiss still warm on his cheek, he went about his business, reporting for duty in his scheduled commitment to serve in the Temple. It was a day like no other day when the honor of entering […]

A Legacy of Striving

You opened your new eyes in the garden that God Himself had planted. Born a woman, you bypassed childhood, and came into yourself with a rush of speech, a flood of images, and a seamless, three-way companionship: you, Adam, and Elohim. Was Eden’s bird song the first sound in your perfect ears? Or was it […]