Breathe Gratitude

Breathe Gratitude

“I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart. WHERE? Down in my heart!”When I was a child, my classmates sang this on long bus rides. We sang it in a round, our voices tumbling over each other, and then we introduced the second chorus to...
Adoption Awareness Month

Adoption Awareness Month

I want to tell you a story. But first, you should know about the authors heart from which this story unfolds. This author has great insight, never oversight, with intimate attention to detail. His writings are full of truth that hold all things together. He holds deep...
Clergy Appreciation Month

Clergy Appreciation Month

At the age of 24, I became a pastor’s wife. Three years later, I can tell you that pastoring is still the most isolating profession I know. It’s hard work nurturing souls for the Kingdom; it’s even harder when those people don’t think they need nurturing. This is just...
A Time For Harvest

A Time For Harvest

The farmer had a friendly and familiar face. His fields, which were adjacent to the playground, wrapped around two sides of the school. The children waved to him as he rode past in his tractor, and in winter, they skated on his pond at the bottom of the sledding...
CULTURE

CULTURE

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about things that are passed down to us. Culture is a chosen way of life that is passed down from family to family. As family culture is passed down, some people may adhere to it (whether it’s good or bad) while others may reject it and...
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