Brunch with Benedict

Brunch with Benedict

There is something inherently sacred and special in the act of cooking and eating together. In cultures all over the world, holidays and special occasions are celebrated with large communal meals, often cooked at home. When we gather, when we rejoice, when we...
Holy Man

Holy Man

I met a man last week who described himself as a Navajo Holy Man, or a Medicine Man. His name was Calvin. He explained that he had grown up without knowing anything about Christianity, or even speaking a language that the bible existed in. When he came to faith as a...
Sweeping Cheerios

Sweeping Cheerios

I did the math and I swept eleven times on Tuesday. Eleven separate times. Three meals and day plus two snacks for two kids, plus mess from preparing those meals and snacks, plus leaves and dirt tracked in from the playground, plus a container of panko with a lid that...
Chicken Bones

Chicken Bones

I recently was listening to this podcast about why there are so many chicken bones on the streets of New York City. I don’t live in New York, and I don’t see many chicken bones on my street, but apparently this is a real issue, particularly for dog owners, who are...
Gone for Good?

Gone for Good?

Mark Elsdon, minister, author, and co-founder of Ministry Incubators partner Rooted Good says that 100,000 churches are set to close by 2030, and that that could be really good news for our communities. Elsdon, who’s first book, We’re not Broke, we covered on the blog...
Day of Small Things

Day of Small Things

For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice, and shall see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. Zechariah 4:10 The book of Zechariah takes place in a tender moment in the story of the Israelites. The book is written to a group who has just...