The Word Among Us

November 2011 Issue

Just Bring What You Have

Even if it’s an odd recipe and a desperate prayer.

By: David Ciolek

Just Bring What You Have: Even if it’s an odd recipe and a desperate prayer. by David Ciolek

It was an exhausting week on all fronts. My job had been long, hard, and unrewarding. After work, I was rushing to get a garden started in the mud left by heavy spring rains. Laboring until dark, I hauled topsoil, built beds, and planted seedlings that were fast outgrowing their containers.

My wife, Lori, who is a traveling nurse educator, had been away all week. And so I also spent two evenings running my daughter and a...


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