An Unexpected Gift

An Unexpected Gift

When we were children, we all heard the saying, “It’s better to give than to receive.” Usually, it preceded trips to the shopping mall for Christmas or birthday presents. When I became a Christian at age 31, I didn’t struggle too much with the concept of giving. To...
500 Cookies?!

500 Cookies?!

500 cookies! How did that happen? Actually, I didn’t set out to bake 500 cookies, but I still had an aggressive goal: 350 was my plan. Every year around this time, I bake 350 of my favorite cookies. As much as I love them, most of them are not for me. Rather, it...
Why Do We Put On Masks?

Why Do We Put On Masks?

I did not grow up going to church. As such, Halloween seemed a harmless annual opportunity to amass delicious chocolate treats. I will never forget one year when I was six years old. My mother worked for weeks sewing the Halloween costume I asked for. Finally, the...

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