Post-It Notes and Mailbox Prayers

Sometimes we are reminded of God's presence through a brilliant sunset, a waterfall, the moon emerging amid a starry backdrop. Other times these reminders are more obscure, intended just for us Yesterday I was walking our new puppy through our new neighborhood feeling, well, new. Friendships have been slow to develop and family is in... Continue Reading →

Praise: The Antidote for Sadness

Jeanne and I used to laugh when classroom teachers were smothered in flowers during Teacher Appreciation Week, or when they amassed stacks of  Starbucks gift cards during the weeks leading up to Christmas. As reading teachers working in small intervention groups, we might have received a candle that looked like it had been lit, an apple-pin slightly tarnished,... Continue Reading →

Got a Closet? The Spiritual Practices of People of Faith

I love asking people of faith about their practices. Cathy says she is reading through the whole Bible with the Moody Bible Commentary by her side.  She also reads a daily devotional called Jesus Calling.  Susie writes verses on index cards and places them on her car's dashboard and the bathroom mirror.  She is memorizing... Continue Reading →

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