Don’t Be Floppy

I made some pretty awful pizza this weekend. Now, we have homemade pizza every Friday night. I’m not new here. But things went terribly wrong when I decided to improvise. I had some tomato sauce leftover from another recipe. It was about twice as much as I usually use but I thought it would be…

Odds and Ends

It’s been a struggle to write lately. I mean, should I share pictures of our family vacation at Lake Lure or should we talk about the imminent collapse of our economy? Decisions, decisions. It feels trivial to share recipes for Audrey’s First Day of School Peanut Butter Cookies when it seems like our country is…

Evil Doesn’t Win

Evil doesn’t win. Maybe you’re as discouraged as I am right now: wondering how to get off this train to crazy town; a place in which farms are bad and fake food is good; where we advocate for murderers instead of their victims; where truth is considered outdated and delusions are celebrated; where God-given freedoms…

The Choice That Matters Most

“Two things are true: One there’s a God, and two: It ain’t you.” The lyrics above popped into my head this morning but I can’t remember what artist penned them- let me know if you know! Anyway, they fit perfectly with what I wanted to talk about the today. When Christians do something as crazy…

You Lost?

The internet is quite the angry place this week. Some of the arguments are like this: “We should be able to murder children in the womb because they will all just be killed by a mass shooter at school if they’re allowed to live now.”..or… “There’s a temporary baby formula shortage right now so obviously…

Relatable ≠ Reliable

You might be a false teacher if: • You are the star of your “ministry.” • The beliefs and “theology” you teach contradict God’s. • You not only refuse to condemn sin; you applaud it. • You exalt certain passages of Scripture but ignore or reject the ones you don’t personally agree with. •You teach…

Heart to Heart

I tend to poke the bear when I write. I know I do. I’ve been muted and unfollowed and unfriended by countless acquaintances and also, sadly, by people I love. And I’ve asked myself what I’m doing wrong. And then when I think carefully through what I write, and why I write, I find nothing…

Suffering

Suffering. If we were to list all that is wrong in the world; all the hurts, injustices, unkindness, and even evils perpetrated on a daily basis, we’d never stop writing. People suffer every day. Some on a regular basis; some mercifully only now and then. But we all suffer at one time or another. It’s…

He Is Risen Indeed

When I have doubts about God (as we all do from time to time), all I have to do is look at my body and I know that not only does he exist, but that he is also extremely awesome. Ok, ok, I know this sounds like a joke (or else you may think I’m…

Growing

I’ve got lots of little seedlings sprouting in peat pots on my kitchen counter right now. It’s not time to put them in the ground just yet; we’ve got almost another month until the last danger of frost. But I’m hopeful I’ll have good, strong, seedlings to go in the soil by the end of…