Becoming Mary

 By nature, I’m a Martha. You know the story, right? Jesus visits the home of sisters Martha and Mary. Mary sits at the feet of Jesus and listens as He speaks while Martha busies herself with the tasks of hosting and grows frustrated that her sister is not helping. Expressing…

Identity

Do you like “Long Lost Family”? It is one of my favorite television shows. The show documents the search for birth parents by individuals given up for adoption thirty, forty, maybe fifty years earlier. Sometimes it’s the birth parents who are searching for their offspring, having had to make that…

1) Beginnings

I was totally unaware of the fact that we were desperately poor. I guess that’s because our family fit right in with everyone else in our small Nebraska farming community. We were all poor. We all lived the same lifestyle. And we were all happy. In those things that mattered,…