powerful forces

We've been desensitized to reports of innocent people being shot. We hear a new story every night. It has become our status quo. But most anyone with a beating heart could express that it feels so far gone, we wonder if our course can be changed. There have been nearly fifty mass shootings within our... Continue Reading →

let mercy draw you near

In this Lenten season, we can be reminded that God‘s goodness is everywhere. If we take the time and look. We can focus on the direness, or we can remember that Jesus came to defeat it all. He’s with us when we arise in the morning, He’s with us as we navigate our days, and... Continue Reading →

the blink of an eye

It happened in the blink of an eye, the way these things usually do. We were babysitting Brett and Abby's puppy, our grandpup, a rascally, endearing, sixty-pound Sheepdog/Poodle named Berkley. They’re in love with that guy (we are too) and had trouble leaving him for the dog-free overnight they were embarking on. I finally said,... Continue Reading →

joy unspeakable joy

She gave me a wry grin and shook her head. "Is that getting old?" I asked. "Yes," she said, but her laughter told me she (sorta) liked my little comedy routine. Now that my daughter and husband (and most of us) are doing school and work at home, I say, "Drive safe!" and "See you... Continue Reading →

let there be peace on earth

If I believed a defense of temporary insanity was a bunch of hogwash before that moment, I now knew differently.  I truly did lose my mind. The roads were terribly icy, and snow was coming down.  I was dismayed that they weren't given a snow day, but was taking the twenty-five minute drive to my... Continue Reading →

revelations from a road trip

"Did you leave yet?" I frantically asked. "Please don't go, we've been robbed!" The minute we saw that our window had been smashed and our car broken into, I called our son, who was in another vehicle with our daughter, his wife and mother and father in-law, leaving from the same parking lot. It was... Continue Reading →

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