Homestead’s Very Own Paddington Bear

Homestead’s Very Own Paddington Bear

With my excess holiday chub and my knee-high yellow farm boots, my family is calling me the Homestead’s very own Paddington Bear. (But they’re perfect for a rainstorm like this, and the cows like them, though the sheep less so.) Fashion follows function on...
On Creating Community, Together

On Creating Community, Together

A beacon is regarded by many people as a symbol. But it’s more. If it does its job, it’s also functional in the way it warns and welcomes travelers. It’s inspirational, in that it can be a harbinger of hope. And it’s motivational, too: those who have been helped by a...
A Gift of a Guest Journal

A Gift of a Guest Journal

Our daughter Elizabeth has blessed us by helping to coordinate guest logistics at Magnalia. What a joy it has been to host people from near and far, carrying with them stories and points of view very different from our own: people of many colors, creeds and...
On the Power of Story

On the Power of Story

In working to create a community at Magnalia that is a “Beacon of Hope,” we’re trying to be intentional in creating spaces that prompt people to experience simple awe and wonder, to think critically, to be rooted and yet forward-thinking — and to...
A Holy Hush

A Holy Hush

Sometimes a holy hush is just what we need at the end of a week of bustle, to put us in a Sabbath state of mind. But the Lord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth hush and be silent before Him. -Habakkuk 2:20 A holy hush came upon us during our recent Summer...
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