Talk with the Preacher

I am a woman who finds true adventure in confronting the questions of life. I love the pondering; I anticipate the wondering; I relish the angst. But lately I find myself...

Depending on the time of day (and where we happen to be in the schedule of pain medication), the latest drama in my life is either an annoying distraction or a...

There’s probably no question that I am a religious nerd. However, that does not excuse the fact that my husband has done Dorcas wrong. This situation is not unlike the occasion...

Many thanks to my friend and colleague Jim Somerville, who suggested that our recent conversation be turned into this blog entry. Whether or not YOU thank him after reading it is...

One question I get asked all the time: “Just how do you do it?” Usually that question is followed by sympathetic (or empathetic, as the case may be) comments about pastoring...

I think it only fair to address your inevitable doubts about the veracity of the following right up front. Friends, everything I am about to tell you is true, even though...

Wishing You PeaceThe Butlers 2005 (Isn’t this greeting beautiful?? To read more about the joy of creating it, click here.)

I’ll admit I am not always the most appreciative recipient of my friends’ Christmas letters. I mean, I love hearing about their lives and seeing how much their kids have grown,...

If I don’t watch it my 7 year old Sammy is likely to start his own blog. Lately he has been spending a lot of time on the computer composing essays...

In my opinion . . . if you are grappling with a biblical text week in and week out, trying to articulate some truth for a community of listeners, well, there’s...