Washing Fungus Feet: A Maunday Thursday Reflection

I knew Scott was going to wash my feet when he proposed because his good friend had done the same.  So I brought along 3 bars of LL Bean soap, the first presents Scott ever gave me (for Christmas when we weren’t even dating—I had that horrible “I didn’t get you a present because I didn’t want to presume our relationship is actually going to happen” reaction).  We washed each other’s feet with LL Bean lily-of-the-valley scented soap as a symbol of how we wanted to serve one … [Read more...]

This Easter, Don’t Settle for Cigarette Smoke

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How should parents deal with the Easter bunny, fuzzy chicks, and the cross? … [Read more...]

I Found Jesus in the Thrift Store

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I can't count the number of times I have gone into one or another of my favorite thrift stores in search of something and, despite a mountain of junk, found it. One time we were invited to a black tie cancer research fundraiser and I had nothing formal to wear, nor did I want to spend hundreds of dollars on something I would wear for only one night.  As I walked into our ARC thrift store, I silently prayed, "Okay, God, you know what I need, help me out here."  An hour later I had found no … [Read more...]

What Did YOU Give Up for Lent?

“What did YOU give up for Lent?” school friends would ask in the month before Easter.  As their resident Jesus freak, I surely would have given up something big—like all food and water. “Nothing.”  I would say,   “My church doesn’t do that.” In fact, growing up in my PC-USA church, I somehow missed out on Lent.  Instead, we had “One Great Hour of Sharing” where I took home a plastic bread shaped bank in which I was supposed to put small change every night.  Of … [Read more...]


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