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A Jolt of Jesus

A Jolt of Jesus

Astonishing. After two weeks of sleeping in and moving slow, my family rose before dawn without effort. With little more than a gentle “Good morning—time to get up,” everyone was off and running. Before I knew it I was waving goodbye, closing the door . . . and...
ABCs of Volunteer Networking

ABCs of Volunteer Networking

It’s a sad but common cry in the volunteer world: “I put my name down to help—but no one ever called me.” It doesn’t seem fair, does it? All you want to do is serve at your child’s school—and the next thing you know you’re back in junior high, parked against the wall,...
A Little Social Media on the Prairie

A Little Social Media on the Prairie

Long before Laura Ingalls Wilder’s words made her famous, they almost got her in a lot of trouble. As a schoolgirl, Laura wrote a limerick so she and her besties could enjoy a laugh at the teacher’s expense. It was meant to stay just between friends—until a classmate...
Get Moving

Get Moving

(This post is a continuation of my 21-day “One Word” Challenge: Fearless.) When I think of a fearless life, I picture it as a grand and glorious adventure. Ever notice how adventures usually lie beyond the comfort of our own home? Sure, Dorothy may have realized that...
Welcome Aboard!

Welcome Aboard!

Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. I Peter 4:9 Since Katherine and I are planning a Mediterranean cruise next year, that’s where we decided to begin our first official week of the Watts summer cruise—and what better way to start than with a sampling...