“When Is It My Turn?”

“When Is It My Turn?”

“Mommy, you have sat by Pippa a lot and I would like you to sit by me,” Dash asks as we sit down for dinner and he sees that I am sitting across from him at the table. Here begin the regular negotiations we have regarding family dinner and which parent sits by which...
The Word Made Flesh: Christ in Us

The Word Made Flesh: Christ in Us

My daughter navigating the rocky terrain at Copper Breaks state park. She could do this well because she has learned from us how to walk and observe the world around her with care. Our family loves the outdoors. Last year, my children both asked for one thing for...
Dear Holy Cross Family,

Dear Holy Cross Family,

What a blessing it is to have returned and be present again with you. I just completed my first two week intensive at Concordia Theological seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for my Master of Deaconess studies. It was a blessing to be on campus to meet the other women...
Knowing God & Being Fully Known By Him

Knowing God & Being Fully Known By Him

I have to confess I find knowing God and being fully known by Him at times hard to grasp. I wonder what Enoch’s life looked like on a daily basis (Gen. 5:23-4, Heb. 11:5). I struggle to understand true intimacy with people, not to mention intimacy with the perfect...
The Builder and His Holy Family

The Builder and His Holy Family

What would it require to build a work so great that it spanned 150 years and six generations? There is such a building in Barcelona, a church whose first stone was laid in 1882 and is projected to be completed in 2030, named Basílica de la Família Sagrada (Church of...