Move Aside the Cup of Milk

Call a sacred assembly; Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and nursing babes; (Joel 2:15-16) I had not heard a pastor tell a congregation that children should be expected to learn the Word of God like they are expected to learn math and grammar. This well-known leader in North …

Weeding the Soul

May Guest Blog on Crossreads.com My backyard provides God such a wonderful backdrop for my education. Gardening teaches me that many of nature's processes mirror our struggles. Take weeds for instance. What a wonderful metaphor for life’s yucky stuff that embeds in our souls when we are not paying attention. I hate weeding. Our backyard …