First, the Tomb

The rain falls steadily, beating against the translucent plastic of the skylight across the hall from where I write. It’s a drumbeat that reminds me that fruitfulness requires dark, wet days. Lots and lots of dark, wet days. Life continues to teach me that there is no resurrection without the darkness of death; there is […]

The Most Important Moment is Now

In recent weeks we said goodbye to my beloved father-in-law, Jack Burns. He lived for 85 years, was married to the same woman for 57 years and raised 11 children and has more grandchildren and great-grandchildren than most could ever imagine. He has left a lasting legacy and I am blessed to be a part […]

The Last Leg

My Mom fell down yesterday. No one saw it happen, but when she winced while they were getting her dressed, they spotted the fresh bruising, all down her flank. Everyone wondered what had happened. Who knows? I was in telephone contact with the nurse and the staff and in text contact with my son the MD. […]

As Unlikely A Woman As I

“The true value of life is so precious it is made to shine bright for all to see and is justifiable by God.” —Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 5am This is a glimpse into my journal, specifically my dream journal. I have many journals. There are days when the pen flows. Days where my mind […]

Vision is More Than a Plan for the Future

By Hannah Kallio |  Twitter: @hannahkallio1 Have you ever clung tightly to a biblical truth, and then later realized you weren’t grasping the whole truth after all? Without ever meaning to, I misunderstood God’s word and used it against the person who is most precious to me. It all started with this verse: “Without vision, the […]