a day with al

December 11th, 2014 | Posted by Kelli Trontel
A few months ago, I noticed a man sitting outside of my church—on the same bench—week after week. You know that feeling you get deep down inside . . . that prompts you to do something that you're not always comfortable doing?! Yeah, well that happened. read more...


don't miss the leftovers

November 21st, 2014 | Posted by Teri Timar
Of the fifty plus Thanksgiving days in my lifetime, I have only been away from home and my immediate family a handful of times. During my four years of playing college basketball, I missed Thanksgiving at home because my college team participated in a tournament each year, which required travel on Thanksgiving Day in order to begin play on Friday. read more...


active anticipation

October 24th, 2014 | Posted by Deanna Meyer
It's been nearly three weeks since our calendars read "First Day of Autumn." It feels like it's been over fifteen years since I've anxiously awaited and anticipated that time of the year when I could have a reason to wear a scarf. And boots. In the same outfit. read more...


circle of friends

September 24th, 2014 | Posted by Sheryl Briggs
By now, most of us have either placed our darling offspring on the big yellow bus, dropped them at the curb, or walked them by hand to class, giving the teacher that "This is my heart" look and crying just a bit as we walked away. OK, so some of us dance. read more...


winds of opportunity

August 26th, 2014 | Posted by Sheryl Briggs
Standing very tall in my front yard is a deep green, glorious willow tree, majestic in her fullness, yet wonderfully graceful as each gentle breeze invites her branches to dance. read more...