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In December, I went with my school choir to sing in a woman’s correctional facility. We entered the red brick building, surrendered our licenses, got stamped, and walked through the metal detector. From there we were taken from one locked room to another and… Continue Reading “Home”

Our Sense of Time and Place

In my last year of teaching, I knew it was my last year of teaching, at least for a time. I didn’t know it in a calculated reasonable way. I didn’t know that I knew, but with that ever elusive sixth sense, I knew,… Continue Reading “Our Sense of Time and Place”

The Lie That Binds

The lie binds humanity together from Eve to me. It binds those who believe it by crippling their perspective of themselves, their world, and their God. Had someone asked me a year ago, “Do you believe this lie?” I would have said, “No,” in… Continue Reading “The Lie That Binds”

Fragments of One Mind

How Job, Dorthy Sayers, Jeremiah, and I are all but fragments of One.

The Real Treasure in the Snow

In second grade, my teacher read us a novel called Snow Treasure. In it the children of a small town that has been invaded by the Nazis pile the town’s treasure of gold bullion on their sleds, ride their sleds down the hill toward the shore… Continue Reading “The Real Treasure in the Snow”