I used to think that Arizona was the worst place for a gardener to live. The triple digit summers, the sandy soil, and the spiky, dry native plants scared me into believing that I wouldn’t ever be able to grow anything I really wanted to. About a year ago, however, I took a Plant Science […]Read More Backyard Garden Week #1
How one simple question helped me focus my service in a meaningful way…and feel more peace in the process. From a young age, my search for purpose was important to me. I thought that there would be a theme to my life–some grand, highly individual mission that I and I alone was sent to fulfill on […]Read More Finding My Seasonal Ministry
I actually finished reading this book at the end of February… but at the time, we had 8 newborn puppies, and a series of illnesses in the house, and I was also competing in the CrossFit Open and trying to get my midterms done… Needless to say, I wasn’t able to focus and reflect back […]Read More The Word View #2: The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.
2018 was a year of unexpected surprises for the Butters Family, and a true testimony to the fact that God has plans for us beyond what we could possibly imagine for ourselves. We began the year with no major trips planned, and no intentions to change the plans we had had in place for years, […]Read More Butters Christmas Card 2018