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 […]

10 Ways to Soulfully Slow Down

by Tina Osterhouse | @TinaOsterhouse Lately, I’ve been exploring words that evoke sensuality. Words like: delight, savor, luxuriate, relish, enjoy. In particular, I’ve been thinking about what it means to enjoy God, to delight in being alive, and how to relish in the goodness all around me. We live in a manic culture of constant noise, days overflowing […]

Imperfection is a Gift

By: Jody Fernando | Twitter: @jodylouise How do you leave a place, limping, feeling as though you made every effort to live but aren’t sure if you ever really got there? Except for the time you gasped at the magnificent tree in the fog in the field or hiked with your daughter through the woods […]

We’ll Get There Eventually

A person plans his course, but the Lord directs his steps. –Proverbs 16.9 Our little suburb has been undergoing some serious growing pains lately. We have had an influx of new businesses and homes and that means a lot of delays in getting where you need to go. As roadwork has become a normal occurrence […]

My Life as a Mixtape

Back in the day, I was the proud owner of an Emerson boom box, complete with dual cassette decks and stereo sound. I can still remember going to Service Merchandise with my mom. We stood in front of the display shelf for what seemed like hours, fingering every knob and pushing every button. I was […]