Pinning God

Pinning God

I dashed into the small coffee shop to get out of the rain. The sound of the rain echoed around me as I discovered that I had encountered more than a shelter from the weather and more than a place for a latte or espresso. Just behind the coffee beans, pastries, and...
What Churches Do

What Churches Do

“Can your church help out with that? Isn’t this what churches do?” I heard that question on two separate occasions as I planned for the arrival of my firstborn child. Could church members bring me meals for the first week home after surgery? Do any church members have...
Up All Night

Up All Night

I don’t sleep at night anymore. I have a newborn baby, with twenty-four hour needs that come in one hour intervals. My child does not know the difference between day and night and has already learned that I’ll be there whenever. So I don’t really sleep at night...
Church voyeur

Church voyeur

Please be patient with me God is not through with me yet When God gets through with me When God gets through with me I shall come forth, I shall come forth as pure gold I still remember learning that song—among so many others—in Vacation Bible School in my home...