Planting Change

“An area the size of the United States could be restored as forests with the potential of erasing nearly 100 years of carbon emissions.” — National Geographic I planted a tree at Chandler. In the other direction is ten acres of grasslands. What if we kept planting? I can get excited about changing the world, […]

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Put In to Reach Out

During VBS I took my 5th grade class outside to weed the flower beds. It was 10 minutes of servitude to illustrate the Jews in Egypt… and everyone suddenly needed a bathroom break. Caring for the flower beds is a new routine at Chandler. I brought my family up on Monday to finish the job […]

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Is This Seat Taken?

“He couldn’t have been more surprised if the Little Lord Baby Jesus had walked through the door in his swaddling clothes. And lucky me, the only empty folding chair in the circle of fifth graders sat right next to him. He tried to put his Bible there, but the Sunday School teacher pried it from his […]

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footfalls

While reading a book I was struck by a GK Chesterton quote1. This may not be a good sign for the first book, but it spurred me to read CK Chesterton’s Everlasting Man (phenomenal… and weird). The quote – connecting dusk in the Garden of Eden with dawn on Easter – also pushed me to the […]

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Breaking Eggs

As I shared on Easter, in the middle of dying eggs, Ivy dropped one. Which happens, but the shell didn’t just crack. Liquid started to seep. Startled, she asked, “what is happening?”, as the egg fully cracked in her hands. Of course, we confused our fresh and hard-boiled eggs. Meg was frustrated, but the rest […]

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Beyond #23 (Luke 20&21)

This week read Luke 20-21 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.   Focus Point: God Forbid (Luke 20:9-19, 19:45-46 & 21:20-24) The Parables can feel like enigmas and sometimes they are difficult to interpret. But at other times the parable is […]

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