Christmas UnWrapped:: Part 2, What strikes you about Christ’s birth this year?

Our Un-Rappers reflect on the miracle of that we celebrate—when Jesus was born on earth. God Himself in the fragile body of an infant entrusted to the clumsy hands of humanity. EVERY TIME I READ THE GOSPELS REGARDING JESUS’ BIRTH, DIFFERENT THINGS STRIKE ME ABOUT THE ABSOLUTE BEAUTY OF THE EVENT. WHAT HAS STRUCK YOUContinue reading “Christmas UnWrapped:: Part 2, What strikes you about Christ’s birth this year?”

Christmas UnWrapped:: Part 1; What strikes you about Christ’s birth this year?

Our Un-Rappers reflect on the miracle of that we celebrate—when Jesus was born on earth. God Himself in the fragile body of an infant entrusted to the clumsy hands of humanity. EVERY TIME I READ THE GOSPELS REGARDING JESUS’ BIRTH, DIFFERENT THINGS STRIKE ME ABOUT THE ABSOLUTE BEAUTY OF THE EVENT. WHAT HAS STRUCK YOUContinue reading “Christmas UnWrapped:: Part 1; What strikes you about Christ’s birth this year?”

UnWrapping Christmas:: Have you peeked at your presents?

Ah, who can fight the temptation of looking for those presents tucked away around the house?  For some of our Un-Rappers, peeking at presents is a Christmas tradition.  For the record, when Amy discovered her cache of loot one year, she also received a Princess Jasmine (and Aladdin) doll, just like Franny. HAVE YOU EVERContinue reading “UnWrapping Christmas:: Have you peeked at your presents?”

Christmas Un-Wrapped:: Black Friday–Great Deals or Terrifying Chaos?

As millions of Americans arise early on Friday morning to head out to their favorite stories to find the best deals for their friends and family this Christmas, we decided to see if our Un-Rappers were doing the same. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT BLACK FRIDAY? GREAT DEALS OR TERRIFYING CHAOS? “Haha, my answer isContinue reading “Christmas Un-Wrapped:: Black Friday–Great Deals or Terrifying Chaos?”

Photo Essay:: My Best Friend

Photography Amy Sondova, Shayna Skalicky, and Shannon Sistrunk. “Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” ~ George Elliot “All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.” ~ Samuel Butler “If a dog jumps in your lap, it isContinue reading “Photo Essay:: My Best Friend”

Morning Fog by Shayna Skalicky

“Morning Fog” by Shayna Skalicky Shayna Skalicky is a Children’s Ministry Director, and loves the time she spends building faithful families. She is the proud mom of Jake, a Black Lab. When she’s not in the office, you can catch her working her other job at REI, biking, hanging out with friends, spending time atContinue reading “Morning Fog by Shayna Skalicky”

Photo Essay :: Walk in My Shoes

Photography by Charlotte Sublett and Amy Sondova “I love walking out in the cold in my bare feet and feeling the ice on my toes.”–Tori Amos “Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.”–John Updike “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bareContinue reading “Photo Essay :: Walk in My Shoes”