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...
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...
Anti-Resolutions

Anti-Resolutions

Happy New Year’s, friends! We hope this season has been full of joy, fun, rest, snacks, and all the things that make the Holidays special to you and your loved ones. As all of us crack back open our inboxes and unlock our office doors, my prayer for you is that...
Learning from the Muppets

Learning from the Muppets

My family and I watched a Muppet Christmas Carol last night. If you haven’t seen it, please change that as quickly as possible. In one of the early scenes, Ebenezer Scrooge walks the streets of London while a chorus of Muppets sing a song explaining that he is a...
Messy Advent

Messy Advent

I wonder where we got the expectation that things going well equated to things going smoothly. That a successful event or program meant one that had no hiccups, reschedules, unexpected challenges, or even catastrophic failures. When we are asked how our holiday went,...
Art World & Our World

Art World & Our World

I will admit that I have never been an art gal. In an art museum I rely heavily on the little signs explaining what makes a piece of art “good” or special, or in the case of a lot of contemporary art, what I’m even supposed to be looking for. I don’t scoff at abstract...