we’ve gotcha

The stout and stern, dark-haired judge scared the living heck out of us. She fired one question after another and the sweat beaded on Craig's head. The kind translator had warned us ahead of time not to look at herself, but to look only at the judge, when it was time for the translator to... Continue Reading →

the true you

I sat poolside in this Mexican resort town and noticed a tingling clearness in my head and my breathing start to slow down and get deeper. It felt like a watch that had been ticking too fast, suddenly being reset to the correct tempo - an invisible rebooting of my soul. I recently heard the... Continue Reading →

a legacy of love

What do you think people will say about you after you’re gone?  What do you want to be remembered for? What will your legacy be? Back in high school, my classmates and I once had a homework assignment to write our own obituaries.  I remember hating that requirement and feeling that it was extremely morbid,... Continue Reading →

my happy place

Seeing his arm, waving like a windshield wiper out of his enormous truck, woke me from my buoyant reverie.  I was singing along to “Beautiful” by MercyMe with Marina by my side, and admiring the bright sun, fall colors and cornflower blue sky, when we slowed to make a left turn. There was unending traffic... Continue Reading →

our bodies, our vehicles

I drove my daughter to school today in our well used, deep blue Honda Odyssey van.  It's rusted in a few spots, dented in the rear from our sons' drivers ed days, and smelly from transporting dogs and sweaty ball players, wet snow boots, pants and skis, bathing suits and God knows what else. That... Continue Reading →

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