The Tightly Stitched Gathering of God


By Micha Boyett | Twitter: @Michaboyett One of the sweet privileges of being a newly ordained elder in my church is the responsibility of presenting candidates for baptism to the congregation. In our denomination, those who are coming for baptism or joining the church are introduced by name before they make their vows, before our pastor […]

The Zig-Zag Pattern of Shalom


“He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.” Isaiah 40:11 KJV My favorite images of Jesus are of him as Shepherd. While I’m moved to humility when I see him on the […]

The Power of the Dinner Table


Like many other families, we reserve dinner time to be that sacred 30-minute window where the four members of our clan are contained within a space of reaching distance. I holler the routine call: “Dinner is ready!” from the kitchen and they appear from their respective locations of the house, eager to eat after a […]

Is Cheeseburger Soup Enough?


I love simple food. I could live off warm toast smothered with creamy butter. Tangy crisp green apples. Field cucumbers sprinkled with salt. Ice cold milk generously poured over crunchy cereal flakes at 11 pm. And cheeseburger soup. Cheeseburger soup is a liquid hug. It’s ground beef and chopped celery, shredded carrots and melt-in-your-mouth potatoes, […]

Come Sit By Me


“My encouragement to you is simple—let’s all make the effort to gather.” This morning I took down all my Christmas décor and packed it up for another year. My heart is full. I’m so very grateful for this home and the opportunity it presents as a place to gather. My hands are raw from washing […]