Loving our marginalized brothers and sisters as the Savior loved

After spending 19 years as a prisoner, Jean Valjean, one of the lead characters in Victor Hugo’s novel Les Miserables, is released from jail. “Exhausted by a long voyage and dying of hunger and thirst, he arrives in a small town seeking a place to find food and shelter for the night. When the news... Continue Reading →

Sticky kisses, muddy messes and broken dishes: advice from a middle-aged mom

My husband and I have been teaching a kids class at our church for several months now. The kids range in age from six to eight (it's like Sunday School called Primary and you can learn more about it here if you'd like). As parents who have almost reached the middle stages of parenting (is there... Continue Reading →

Two brothers and a total eclipse

As awe-inspiring and amazing as the Total Solar Eclipse was on Monday (and it truly was here in Missouri in the path of totality), I'd like to tell another story of the eclipse. It's the story of my husband and his brother who hadn't seen each other in nearly a decade. But let me back... Continue Reading →

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