For the Beauty of the Earth

I don’t remember when I first heard about Lent.  Maybe I was vagu

We serve a God of redemption.  Hallelujah!  God takes mediocre fo

Happy New (Church) Year! Seems a bit odd to be reading that in these last weeks of 2017, but in the church calendar, Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year. It is the beginning of a month of waiting and of preparation for the coming of the Christ Child.
The library was the one place where there were no limits on what I could have. I’d start by selecting the next several volumes in whatever chapter book series I was working my way through and then move on to the non-fiction section. Pets, Native American longhouses, volcanoes, children’s cookbooks – all were fair game for my imagination. By the time my dad came back for us, I’d have accumulated a huge stack of books to take home.