The Paradox of Serving

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One of the most important lessons I learned about being great came at the end of a day of work, and it was taught by a co-worker who never called herself Christian. She had a handle on being a servant, and she modeled it. In doing so, she became great. It had been one of those days, and I couldn’t wait to sign off and go home so I could sit and prop up my … Read more

Baked Spaghetti

  This is an easy go-to recipe for a large crowd or for something you need to fix ahead of time.  Served with a side salad and green beans, the meal is an easy one for your family or for guests. You can fix this ahead of time and put it in the freezer for a week or two down the road.  It’s easy to fix two pans with this recipe: one for the day … Read more

How Halter-breaking Heifers is Like Raising Kids

There I was, standing inside an old, dilapidated building on our property.  In my hands I held one end of the rope. At the other end of the rope somewhere out there was one of the new heifers we had purchased and brought to our place. My job, Dave informed me, was to stay inside that building (he needn’t have worried; I had no desire to see the light of day) and hang onto the … Read more

Corn Chip Salad

Easter Sunday is always special.  It’s especially special when it’s spent with family and friends. This Easter we were invited to Irene’s house for Sunday lunch. As always, she had quite the spread. “I’m not having ham,” she told me when I got the invitation. Who cares, I thought, it’ll be good no matter what she serves.   I was right. It was good. So, so good. The only thing I had to bring was rolls. … Read more

Doing the Next Thing

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Mark 16:5-7 ESV: And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed.  And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him.  But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see … Read more