When you want to trade Little for Big.

They are still small, mini-people, with that baby fine hair and the imperfect use of pronouns.  But every single one already has strong opinions, big plans.  "Mine," says one. "I want purple."  She snatches a block, fierce and determined.  Her tower is prodigious (maybe six inches tall).  She guards it with a look that means trouble... Continue Reading →

Startled

Sometimes Facebook juxtaposes just the right pair of posts, just the right images to startle me awake, to catch a new glimpse of truth.  Today I saw a such a pair. Post #1, a video:  colorblind people see color for the first time with innovative new glasses.  Now, I’m going to let you roll that... Continue Reading →

Counter-Culture

Christianity is so much more ridiculous than most people give us credit for.  Oh, there are a lot of stereotypes:  we’re narrow-minded or we’re stuffy, we’re anti-intellectual or we’re honorable.  It depends who you ask.  But the truth? We believe in miracles, and beauty.  We sing — a lot.  We give away a chunk of... Continue Reading →

Under the Sea

We're all up to our necks in it: deadlines, bills, school supplies, car repairs, health concerns, the neighbor's noisy music, that stinky something in the refrigerator that's gone bad and can't be located.  And when we're personally standing firm and holding fast, others around us are drowning.  Look to your right and left at the... Continue Reading →

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