Four reasons to quit writing and why I still do.
“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”[i] The church isn’t made up of experts, just real people using the talents God has given them in ordinary ways. Extraordinary should not… Continue Reading “Do It”
The next week, after school, I was discussing daily and deep life issues with two of my co-teachers. I told them about my experience, with the phantom song. Neither of them looked fazed by my craziness. In fact, the one nodded at me with… Continue Reading “Are You Listening?: Part II”
Start with a history lesson on Rome, add a yet-unplanned, elementary art class, and you get a mosaic. At least, I did. In the making, I found some reflections. In high school, my geography teacher taught me that Canada has a cultural mosaic. Our… Continue Reading “Mosaic: Art and the Culture of the Kingdom”
I found it tagged on to the end of Jesus’ parables of the kingdom, words from the Word in a verse I’ve read often–but never seen until now. Ironically, this is a shadow of its message. Raised in an Anabaptist, Bible-following, church-going family, I… Continue Reading “Privilege of a Scribe”