It is so much easier for me to "see" if I tell a story. This blog is one of the places that happens.

Taking Off the Mask

In the back of my classroom, I have some masks hidden away in a closet. We use them for acting out a masquerade party scene in Much Ado About Nothing. The kids love them, especially the kangaroo mask. It's attached to a torso, and because we bought it for our 3-year-old, watching the football players squeeze into it is always a crowd favorite. The truth is we all love masks. They are comfortable and safe. Hidden behind them, we never risk being a disappointment, so it's easy to identify with the kid playing his role as the athlete or the little kid with the low riding pants who needs to act tough. We have to act, and some of us do it better than others. The problem is if we never tak

Just An Ordinary Box

A cardboard box is as ordinary as it gets, about as ordinary as a manger, some water, and dirt. There is ordinary all around us. Casual conversations, jobs, and even relationships can seem as plain as white bread and a piece of unwrapped American cheese. That's why the child in each of us gets so excited with the first snowfall or the Christmas lights across the street. We want to see something new, something beyond the ordinary. Our hearts long for miracles, but the One who creates them has a sense of humor. He rarely uses the "wow" to weave in his wonder. He prefers mangers, water, and mud. We celebrate at Christmas because God's greatest miracle was born in a pile of hay and a clo

Finding "Margin" to Love

The hotel "complimentary" wake-up call jarred us out of a deep sleep. We shuffled through suitcases, changing as fast as we could

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