The Day He Asked Her to Dinner

My husband John was passing through an airport when a bright yellow card with “sunshine” on it drew his attention. It reminded him of our eldest daughter, whose middle name is Sunshine. He was missing his girls—aged 8,7 and 5—as life had become increasingly busy. He had opened his first dental clinic and it was […]

I Did Not Run

When people share their “I knew I loved him when …” stories, I often imagine violin music in the background. Possibly bouquets of flowers. Often some bold, public display. Swooning. Definitely swooning. My own “I know I loved him when” story is uglier. Private. The sound track (if it had one) would definitely not be […]

Who is this King of Glory?

by Hannah Kallio When I read the Bible, I look for questions more than answers. I’m fascinated by how Jesus often answers questions with another question, not to be evasive, but to show respect for the intellect of his questioners and take the conversation deeper. There’s one question in the Bible that keeps drawing me […]

What Do I Even Believe Anymore?

It feels like a ribbed seam along the neckline, this awareness. The thoughts, they come among my everyday movements and they rub, this way and that. Sometimes they tug and distract, other times, they just chafe. And other days, I’m numb, not unlike skin that has felt too much for too long. But always, like […]

Well, Why Not?

Sometimes I feel like I’m living in a Season of “Why?” It’s not just a question my three-year-old asks me on an hourly basis, but it’s a weight I carry in my shoulders and back, a burden that pulses straight down to my bones. A text comes in, and then an email. A news headline […]