Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”
Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.”
I stood before about 30 Kindergarteners and remembered the many brown faces I had left behind in […]
I scanned the faces of the awards assembly crowd for those I loved best; those I taught in second grade that were now in 10th grade, those that began as awkward 7th graders and were soon to don a cap and gown—students that had captured my heart and helped transform a foreign land into my […]
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work…
To know and be known. The idea tumbled around jumbled with other thoughts like clothes in a dryer––tossed about, fragile, uncertain. I studied faces that have been part of my days for many years in this desert place, as we […]
Costume jewels were glued in an upward slope following her thick black eyelashes, framing kohl-rimmed smiling eyes. The jewels sprinkled her hair and were mirrored on her dress. I remembered the first time I met those eyes four years ago.
A veil hid her shape from head to toe and was lifted as she entered our […]
Mustering up enough excitement to go to a local wedding mid-week after work with kids took some doing. What are my choices? Go exhausted? Uninterested? Make an appearance and get ‘er done? It shows honor to our friends. I can see it as a chore, or as an honor.
Resolved to rejoice in our friend’s brother’s […]
In my imaginings of what life would be like “on the field” in a third-world country, I wondered at my culinary abilities and if they would resemble the Little House on the Prairie days and baking my daily bread in a wood stove.
Fear and trepidation accompanied those imaginings.
Upon researching our region, […]