When a Nap Won’t Fix It

When a Nap Won’t Fix It

Early in congregational ministry a dear friend and colleague had the chance to see the great preacher and teacher Fred Craddock speak. When asked about clergy fatigue by an audience member he responded “if you are tired in ministry, take a nap.” As we slogged our way...
The Long Work of Blooming

The Long Work of Blooming

Our family garden spanned the whole north side of our home nestled in a wooded acre of red clay land. My mom would wake my brother and I early in the morning in the heat of summer to go out a weed before the day grew hot and sticky, a rhythm she had adopted from her...
Book Review: My Wonder Line by Vicki Gooden

Book Review: My Wonder Line by Vicki Gooden

  When my daughter came home from open heart surgery the first time she was quiet and reserved, eager to re-establish her three and a half year old kingdom of stuffed animals, dance parties in dress up clothes and coloring family portraits made of rainbow colored...

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