A Christmas hymnsing


Celebrations

Confession: I never, ever get my fill of the Christmas carols. For this reason, one of our new favorite-of-favorite holiday traditions is inviting friends in for a hymn sing. Each year, our local community enjoys a Christmas concert at 4:00 on a Sunday afternoon—and we’ve found that in the evening afterwards, very few of our friends have other […]

December 15, 2014

Communion Sunday


Out and about, Walking with Jesus

Confession: I love communion. I wish we had it every Sunday like Catholics. The Lord Jesus is everywhere in our world, and touches us in a million different ways; but I like to think there are a couple of places He will never miss, a couple of intimate graces that always lead straight into His […]

May 5, 2014

On child prodigies


People

Confession: I have edited and re-edited the draft for this post multiple times with a view to make it gentler, but instead, it comes out bolder and more passionate each time. I will stop now before it gets worse! I guess I need to admit I care about the issue more than I thought… and […]

August 27, 2013

Owning home


Life around home

Confession: I can’t help but wonder if it is this way for everyone— if the sound of singing at your own church on a Sunday morning is deep comfort and healing like the smell of your own home and the feel of your favorite blanket. We returned to sorrow and joy interwoven: birth and healing, […]

August 11, 2013

Ads & ventures


Out and about

Confession: I’m discovering unpleasant things about Pandora. I love Pandora. I hate its ads. Yes, I know I could upgrade to ad-free listening for just $9.95 per month! I’ve heard the pitch twenty times; not biting. But get this– When I listen to Kings Singers or High Kings radio, I hear ads for great cars and […]

August 3, 2013

Invitation to a songfest


Walking with Jesus

Confession: This morning as I knead the bread dough and hang the too-many pairs of jeans on the line in the sunshine and remember the friend going into surgery for breast cancer, this song is giving me chills. Wonderful grace of Jesus, greater than all my sin… He is so good. When I sing these […]

June 24, 2013