No. Not bear (growling animal) fruit. That would look like this. No. As fun as that is, today, I get to bear fruit. Patience fruit. I am a budding tree and this is the spring of my seasons. The time for flowers and growth and fruit. There are several fruits of the Spirit. Love, joy, … Read more Bear Fruit
Background I was abused for 19 years by my father and others. Physically and emotionally. Then my dad died in ’92. For 6 more years, I would be physically and emotionally abused by my sister. At 25, I moved out, got married and I was free! From almost-daily emotional abuse. But. That day? That I … Read more House Full of Hope
by Martha Maggio aka Crafty B/poopiemcgoo 🙂 I really hate holidays. As a recovering food addict and post-surgery weight loss patient, I really deep-down hate holidays. Food-centric, contortions of celebration. Self-righteous self-indulgence. Every shred of meaning gets licked off the dish of holiness. Holidays hold no restraint or significance; they’re orgies, not feasts. Birthdays, Valentine’s, … Read more Bah, Easter!
A few years ago, when we moved to the city we are currently living in, my family and I went church shopping. We tried several new churches, trying to find the perfect one. (Ha!) We weren’t just looking because we moved though. We had been looking for a new church since we left our old … Read more Image Barer <Yes, I meant to spell it that way!
News flash: I’m not perfect! But I’m trying. Two years ago, chilly morning, I was the door-greeter at my daughter’s school. Glamorous, I know. The music teacher asked for volunteers and I supervised drop-off for before-school choir and band rehearsal. (*Most Interesting Man in the World: I don’t always add that many hyphens to paragraphs, … Read more Jesus (I’m Not) Christ: I don’t do feet.
My dear friends do you think that life is full of darkness and hopelessness? I know this opening line to today’s blog isn’t one that brings joy to a lot of you however there is a point I’m trying to make. February is Black History Month most of us can’t talk about Black History Month without … Read more Project Bible 365 Day 63: Putting Down The Sword