Friendship · Rooted in Christ

Friendship – Reaching Out with Hands Held Open

Almost two years ago, we packed up our home and moved our family across the country to attend seminary. We said goodbye to dear family and friends. Many of those friendships having just been made three years previous. Having moved many times in my life, I have known this pattern, this rhythm of reaching out… Continue reading Friendship – Reaching Out with Hands Held Open

Books · Education · Motherhood · Parenting

For the Children’s Sake ~ Our Philosophy of Educating with Grace

There seems to be a Schaeffer theme threading its way through our story. In 2007, my husband and I spent six weeks at the Swiss L’Abri where we lived, worked and studied with a small group of students from around the world. Our days were divided into work and study. Study took place at the… Continue reading For the Children’s Sake ~ Our Philosophy of Educating with Grace

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A Letter to my Children on Friendship

{The World of Winnie-the-Pooh} But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,” can truly say to every group of Christian friends, “Ye have not chosen one another but… Continue reading A Letter to my Children on Friendship

Books · Christian biographies · Rooted in Christ

Lilias Trotter – An Invitation to Many Beautiful Things

When I first met missionary and artist, Lilias Trotter, it was in the pages of a book given to me by a dear friend who is now, herself, a missionary to Ireland. This book, Faithful Women and their Extraordinary God, is written by Noel Piper and is a collection of short stories about the lives… Continue reading Lilias Trotter – An Invitation to Many Beautiful Things