Blog Archives: February 2012

Ashes to Beauty

February 22, 2012
"Out of These Ashes, Beauty Will Rise: Lament and the Season of Lent" So here it is.  Today is Ash Wednesday.  Lent is here.  Protestants usually fall pretty short in both our practical understanding and spiritual practice during this season.  I thought I might simply provide a couple of resources that may be helpful in the journey through Lent, as we look long towards the Day of Resurrection (now slightly distant but soon not to be!)   One musician/artist I have followed for quite some time now is the Christian singer/songwriter Steven ...

Learning from our Kids

February 10, 2012
Patience. Children require a lot of it! You may experience this as a parent or while simply waiting in line at Trader Joe’s behind a kid who isn’t allowed to get two chocolate treats. But I would contend that it takes more patience on the part of little kids to learn to do life with grown ups. Adults expect so much from life.  We try to accomplish way too much in way too little time.  We feel the need to look like we have it all together, even when we don’t. And we often drag our kids through the chaos and uncertainty. But these kids will ...