The Voice On the Porch

Anything can happen on a porch. Connection. Refreshment. Reflection. Rejection, sometimes. Even buying and selling. As a child in the sixties, I had the chore of sweeping our small, utilitarian front porch clear of its weekly accumulation of dirt and spiders. Rarely do I remember anyone but company using that …

How to win the human race

The human race defeats too many of us. Doubled up schedules and lengthening task lists rule us. Hustle us through the hours like objects on a conveyer belt. Stepping off to pause for inner refreshment seems a luxury too dear to afford. “My cup runs over,” the Psalmist wrote, in …

Refresh your faith at lunch

I’ve joined a noon hour Bible study group for women, most of whom work in the downtown area. For the first time in several years, rather than talking about faith to larger groups, I’m connecting weekly, face-to-face, with a small group. As a member, not a leader. We’re three weeks in now, …