a kiva christmas

December 24, 2008

When our oldest daughter turned five, we gave her money to loan on Kiva to begin teaching her about poverty and generosity. Her first loan was to a woman named Nkechi to help buy supplies for her paint shop in Nigeria. That loan was repaid about a year ago, so last January, Macey got to […]

the incarnation continues

December 22, 2008

The paragraphs below come from an entry I posted earlier this month. These thought have been with me a lot this month, and with Christmas only a few days away, I’m dredging them back up for you… What you believe about what is to come has to affect what you think of today, and even […]

the best for last

December 8, 2008

Over the last few weeks, I read through The First Christmas, by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan. The book didn’t live up to some of the hopes I had for it, but the end brought an insight that made me glad I stuck with the book. Borg and Crossan ended the book by looking […]

subversive seuss

December 23, 2007

I’m quite certain that Dr. Seuss is near the top of my personal heroes list. Every tale of rhythm and words has something meaningful to say. With Christmas looming, the girls and I snuggled in bed and read How the Grinch Stole Christmas! tonight. May the few lines of his rhyme below be as valuable […]

merry christmas

December 25, 2006

(Sherri posted about this picture over on our (newly resurrected) family blog.)