When We Don’t Make the Grade

When We Don’t Make the Grade

When We Don’t Make the Grade It was my last class of the week—my first week as a teacher. “Ms. Metzger, you made a mistake when you totaled my score on the quiz. I earned an 87, not a 92,” the student said. “Wow! How honest you are. I’ll fix it.” The student’s...
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Great Expectations He’s Carved Your Name in His Palm “Are we almost there?” whined four-year-old Brian an hour into our twelve-hour drive. Our summer adventure had been carefully planned and enthusiastically explained. We were a family with great expectations....
Tapping into God’s Creativity

Tapping into God’s Creativity

Tapping into God’s Creativity I came home from church that Sunday not in my Sunday best. Oh, my clothes were okay, but my adolescent heart was in tatters. I’d been praying for a family member for months, seemingly to no avail. The Gospel reading that day had...