At the Sheep Gate: A Poem of Grace

Grace. Freely given. Grace. Not something we strive for or work for, something we accept. Grace. That frees us from sin, that frees us from self, that frees us from the need to prove ourselves. I have come to see … Continue reading

Weeding Out Toys

By summertime at our house, we always had too many toys. Between birthdays, Christmas, and maybe a few random purchases, the toy box overflowed. What to do? Here’s the method we used. To start out with, designate a special area to … Continue reading

On Really Seeing Children – Part 1

As a child I remember knowing clearly that there were two types of adults. There were those who tolerated my presence, put up with my questions and generally acted as though they’d be perfectly happy if I didn’t require anything … Continue reading