Tag Archives: Christianity

Tree Man

For at least 25 years I’ve been doodling trees–in margins of notebooks in high school English, on my flared jeans in Sharpie during Survey of the Old Testament in college.  Near home in Tinley Park, Illinois, there was one particular … Continue reading

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Evangeline out & back again

Sometimes when you stop looking for love it finds you.  Maybe the same goes for evangelism.  I kind of threw in the towel.  Then later in my own seeking, with little awareness for gospel-sharing potential, I saw God working. I … Continue reading

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Provisions

I don’t believe it’s coincidence.  My very social child is grieving the first deep loss of her seven-year life. No one has died but her classmate friend and neighbor since age four is moving away. Meanwhile, a first grade girl … Continue reading

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Fez

We’ll take separate cars. I’ll meet you there. We’ll be the only ones on a pre-work morning date. Your brew born of some artisan drip (“We probably need a new laptop”), mine Italianly pressed and milked (“Let’s go to Fez … Continue reading

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The bread & the cup

Last Friday I got an e-mail from church complete with a bobble-headed caricature of my pastor standing professor-style next to a blackboard with a pointer stick.  He reminded us that we were studying the vine and branches text and to … Continue reading

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Help Finds Evangeline

After my summer evangelism class finished the leader of the group sent an e-mail asking if I wanted some tracts to give to people.  I surprised myself by saying yes, please send them.  They were red, white and blue and … Continue reading

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Leonard Lesson

“If the stars were all unpinned / And a cold and bitter wind / Swallowed up the world / Without a trace / Well that’s where I would be / What my life would seem to me / If I … Continue reading

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