All posts by Karen Hinz

The Helplessness of Gardening

Published July 20, 2015 by

Blue sky, comfortable temperatures, not many bugs, and a flower bed that needs work. Not a bad assignment. At least, that’s what I hear. I do not have a green […]

Got Rest?

Published May 18, 2015 by

Have you ever been so weary that you longed for a vacation with every fiber of your being?   That happened to me earlier this year. And then I was […]

God creates the path

Published April 20, 2015 by

Have you ever found yourself on the run from God? I have. I think it is a normal experience within a life of faith, but it’s no fun.   When […]

Dog Walking, As the Dog

Published March 23, 2015 by

I took my dog for a walk on a melting, muddy day. Cricket was thrilled after a winter of brief, shivering trips to the backyard, where sometimes the sub-zero temperatures […]

Do Innocent Bystanders Really Exist?

Published January 25, 2015 by

On Martin Luther King Day this past Monday, my family went to see the movie Selma, about the Civil Rights march that finally assured access to voting for African Americans. […]

What Happens When It’s All Over?

Published December 27, 2014 by

Christmas is over. Preparations either got done or not. Parties were successful or not. Cards got sent out or not. Did everything go as planned? Probably not. After all, we […]

Grabbing for the Drumstick

Published November 30, 2014 by

As you sat around the Thanksgiving table, did anyone grab for the drumstick? Or the biggest piece of pie? People naturally want to win. We don’t need instruction in advancing […]

Traveling Light

Published November 7, 2014 by

Three recent experiences got me thinking about how we manage “stuff.” I was on an airplane, I sold something on EBAY, and I gathered pictures for a family tree project. […]