The Pink Chairs

By Alyssa Bormes   You know that funny spot between sleeping and not sleeping—especially that spot in the morning before you wake up that feels like you are awake but you are not? Okay—now [...]

A Heavenly Courtship

By Angie Koenig I had to take my own advice.  For those of you who read the blog a few weeks ago, I wrote a heartfelt message about the need for all of us to date Jesus.  It’s advice I was [...]

Casting Our Anxieties

By Allison Gingras What do you do with your anxieties? St. Peter in his first letter advises to “cast all your anxieties upon Him because He cares for you.” St. Peter was a fisherman [...]

Good Fruit?

By Heidi Hess Saxton       “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown [...]

Mom, Jesus is Hugging Me too Tight!

By Alyssa Bormes A zillion times we packed the 1972 harvest gold, faux wood paneled Buick Estate Wagon—that’s fancy talk for station wagon—and took to the road. There were ten of us: my [...]


By Deborah Kendrick When the woman in Bethany poured the precious oil over Jesus, some of His followers scoffed, calling it a waste.  Jesus precisely told them she was anointing Him for His [...]

We Are One

By Sharon Wilson Last Sunday was Pentecost Sunday. Although we don’t celebrate the Octave of Pentecost like we do at Easter, I find myself reflecting on these readings all week. In the past [...]

What in Your Life Needs Pruning?

By Kathleen Billings In the dead of winter, my husband pruned the 53 vines in our quaint family vineyard, lovingly named: Frutto Della Vite, Italian for “Fruit of the Vine.” As Troy was out there [...]

Your Sainthood

By Alyssa Bormes As a teacher, when your students do well, you just beam with pride—not the pride that you have done anything, but that they have done it. Today let me tell you about Hannah. She [...]