A Letter to My Son

As I write these words, it is the last night you will be six. Come morning, you’ll be a seven-year-old. Seven. No longer my baby, you’re turning into a boy. I love the boy you’re becoming, but I miss the baby and the child you were. I miss cuddling...

Love Covers

Ten years ago this week, Doug and I were married. On the day of our wedding, the readerboard outside our church said, “Love Covers A Multitude of Sins.” Underneath that was a pink construction paper heart and the words, “Congratulations Kimberlee and Doug!” Doug...

Abide in My Love

This week’s Gospel passage continues Jesus’ discourse on the vine and the branches, which I wrote about last week. In her comment on that post, Catherine wisely pointed out the importance of receiving God’s love. Inherent in this image of abiding, of being a branch...

Abide in Me

In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus commands His disciples to “abide in me.” A few verses later, he says, “Abide in my love.” In the church, we talk about God’s love a great deal. But a lot of this God-is-love talk glosses over how costly that love is—not just for Jesus,...

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