For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

The Quiet Season

Summertime. It’s a magical season of the impossible becoming possible: losing weight, getting organized, writing tons of material. As a high school teacher, my summers off provide the time to do all the things that seem impossible to do during the school year. Lost amid sheaves of papers to grade, meetings to attend, and a…

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Mission Dreams

Mission Dreams

The ladies’ room of the Newark International Airport smelled like Fruity Pebbles, which was a pleasanter welcome than you’d expect. Conversely, the weather outside was stifling, pretty much like the clime we’d just come from, one situated much closer to the equator. Who would guess that nearly 3,000 miles north it would be equally as…

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Poetry: Four Rivers

POETRY: Four Rivers

This poem sums up my experience at St. Davids Writers’ Conference. It was my first journey of such a distance alone, as well as the first time I was in a place by myself for 5 days. I wasn’t by myself for long though. Beautiful people greeted me there and made me one of their…

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Power in the Blood

Second Sunday Song: Power in the Blood

SONG: I’m from New Jersey and I love bluegrass. Weird right? There’s something about the upbeat combination of fiddles and tight harmonies that makes my soul soar. Shane and Shane’s Power in the Blood conveys a toe-tappingly wonderful message; there’s power in the blood of Jesus. This version is a nod to the Kentucky-born style of…

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