Archives For March 2012

The Beauty Beneath the Grime

For those of you traveling with me through the Gospel of John for Lent, John 13 paints a beautiful picture of Jesus kneeling to wash his disciples' feet. Continue Reading...

7 Fun (and Harmless) Pranks for April Fools

With April 1st right around the corner, you may want to start plotting your practical jokes.

Some of you have been setting aside color coordinated file folders for months, prepping for this very day. For others, you may try a practical joke or two if the idea suits you, but you don't consider yourself extreme.

Whether you're an old hat or new to the practical joking scene, here are seven fresh ideas to try out this April Fools (be sure to tell us how they went!): Continue Reading...

Giving Up Contempt for Lent: The Clock Ticks Down

After weeks of giving up contempt for Lent, I realize just how much more I've become aware of the presence of contempt in my life as well as the many ways it expresses or shows itself-sarcasm, biting comments, darker humor.

Continue Reading...

Samantha Krieger

Samantha Krieger is a writer and editor in Dallas, TX. Samantha and her husband, Jeremiah, have two children: John (3), Rebekah (1), and her third child will be arriving late June. She blogs weekly at: and tweets at: @samanthakrieger.

"Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good." - 1 Peter 2:2-3 NIV

Immediately after my son's birth, he was quick to let me know what his taste buds longed for. He craved milk for what seemed like every hour of the day and on into the night. Without that sweet, nourishing milk, he would cry out in absolute desperation. When his need was met, he was the most satisfied baby in the world. Continue Reading...

The Beauty of a Shattered Jar

Margaret —  March 21, 2012 — 1 Comment

The Beauty of a Shattered Jar

As I was driving the other day, a worship song I loved started playing over the radio. I turned up the volume and sang my heart out, even swaying to the beat and waving my arms during stoplights. But then, I had this uncanny feeling somebody was watching me. I twisted to my left to see a car-full of high school boys rolling in laughter at my antics. I stopped singing and shot forward like a race-car driver once the light turned green.

Please tell me I'm not the only one this has happened to! Continue Reading...