Apr 30, 2014

Love Idol

Mrs. Huseman, my sixth-grade teacher, knew the problem, at least in part. She named it for me, but I didn’t know that day what she meant. And at first, I took it as a compliment. Mrs. Huseman wrote the word in loopy cursive: “perfectionist.” Naturally, I saw the A+ before...Read more +
Apr 24, 2014

Community Post: Simplicity Simplified

Simplicity Simplified It's moments like this I long for simplicity. When my husband is home sick for a couple days; when winter makes spring appearances leading to full-moon type behavior from the kids; when my work is jolted. When our family isn't well, our home is a mess, and my...
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Apr 20, 2014

Simplicity at Work: A Single Eye

Shortly out of college, overwhelmed by the foreignness of life-after-school, I began to try to simplify my life. Books about simple living were everywhere, and I devoured them. In all my reading about simplicity, I read only one book, Richard Foster’s Freedom of Simplicity: Finding Harmony in a Complex World...Read more +
Apr 13, 2014

A Week of Holy

On Sunday morning, we wave our palms and sing Hosanna in the Highest. And I am swept up in the raucous celebration—wondering if the stones are indeed crying out. Yet in the midst of this great joy there is a chilling stillness. Thus begins the journey to the cross. A...Read more +
Apr 13, 2014

Remember This Easter: Your Life’s Work Is Not Futile

by Max Lucado
The church of Jesus Christ began with a group of frightened men in a second-floor room in Jerusalem. Though trained and taught, they didn’t know what to say. Though they’d marched with him for three years, they now sat . . . afraid. They were timid soldiers, reluctant warriors, speechless...Read more +
Apr 13, 2014

Why Holy Week Matters: Taking up Your Cross

by Keri Wyatt Kent
At the cross, Jesus generously gave his life for us. And yet, we can easily take that gift for granted and respond with indifference or entitlement. Third in a three-part series connecting everyday life with scenes from Holy Week: at the table, in the garden, and at the cross. Not...Read more +