Posts written by ThePerennialGen

by Dr. Gail Bones Teaching the Book of Ruth has allowed me to spend delicious hours reading and studying and cross-referencing and pouring myself yet another cup of coffee. I’m tuning into tiny details, but also mindful of the bigger picture, looking for underlying structure and overarching themes. Stacked around me are lexicons and systematic […]

We know websites are never “done”, but we’ve held off on saying we’re officially launching this site as we’ve tweaked this `n that. While we’ve been in the internet engine room trying to make sense of the tech stuff, we’ve had lots of visitors and received some amazing posts we’ve been honored to share. Someone […]

by Judy Allen This is what contents of a college dorm room look like when unloaded from a van at 11:00 pm after eight hours of  driving. Actually, I’ve seen worse.  Much worse. All the stuff of a year at school must now be re-assimilated into our home for the summer only to be loaded up […]

by Wendy Fotopoulos  After 21 years of active duty mom-ing, in three months, when my younger daughter heads to college, I will move to reserve duty. I’ve spent years training, moving up the ranks. I’ve surveilled, gathered foreign intelligence, and seen my fair share of action. I’ve won and lost battles. I’ve made plenty of […]

By Keri Wyatt Kent “When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on […]


June was an incredible month here at The Perennial Gen! Thank you to everyone who read, commented on, and shared the posts submitted by our generous guest writers. Friendship turned out to be the perfect topic for our themed submissions as we watched the growing response to this new site and social media community. Here’s […]

by Beth Drechsel    My husband says, “You’ll only meet so many people in life. You might as well be friends with as many who will let you.”  Frankly, it amazes me how many people have let me! Some are kindred spirits, others have taken a bit more effort. Some I wouldn’t have chosen at all, […]

by Marybeth Davis Baggett Middle age is often associated with being settled, having matured and now living out the wisdom of experience gained through the first part of life. But for me, the years since I’ve turned forty have afforded me the richest education I’ve so far received—about myself, about the nature of love in […]

by Evelyn Bence At a church coffee hour, I accepted the bag of ecru goo. “It makes Amish Friendship Bread. In ten days you can bake a loaf, and there’ll still be starter left over to pass along to others. You just mush the bag once a day for five days. Then you add sugar…” […]

by Dr. Gail Bones Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there’s a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan.” – Charles Stanley But now don’t be discouraged, any of you. Do the work, for I am with you. […]