Why are they called potholes?

In French, those more or less circular breaks in pavement are called nids de poule—chicken nests. I grew up on a farm where chickens were provided an outdoor run in the warmer months. The hens would scratch out circular depressions in the dirt in anticipation of filling them with eggs to be hatched. We always … Continue reading Why are they called potholes?

The cackle or the egg?

The cackle of a hen is a promise that she has laid an egg. But my farm boy experience taught me that sometimes the cackle was a false promise – no egg could be found. Christians put a lot of emphasis on experiences, and rightly so. Christian life is a new life that must begin with … Continue reading The cackle or the egg?