Gathering corporately as God’s church is not as glorious as it once was with the current technological hurdles and health-conscious minutiae. Knowing whether someone is smiling or scowling makes a significant difference in our interaction with them—and we are left to guess. Signals of welcome and warm regard, such as a hearty handshake or friendly […]
Sausage, Kale and Butternut Squash Casserole (an oven-full of autumn)
Butternut squash is an ingredient that sounds wholesome and looks vibrant, but admittedly, I avoid eating more than a few bites in most dishes. This changed when Vivian Howard coaxed a little extra deliciousness out of those vivid golden cubes, in her cookbook Deep Run Roots. She adds just the teeniest bit of brown sugar […]
Shining Light on Lukewarm Living
Written by Jill Redling, edited by Stephanie Smith It’s good to be angry about bad things. It’s good to wrestle with God on behalf of his people. What started for me as a simple prayer a year ago, has turned out to be a spiritual transformation. I prayed that God would give me someone to […]
Lemon & Chicken Gnocchi with Creamy Ricotta Sauce
The lemon and peas really brighten this gnocchi dish, making it light and fresh in the warm months, while the comfort factor keeps it totally crave-able in the cold months.