…for the Camera

Today, in the midst of summer vacations and weekend road trips, I'm reminded of my long-time traveling buddies: My precious family. This is re-post from several years ago. My husband and I just celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary. Besides the family we’ve created together, many of the best gifts we’ve been given over the years are … Continue reading …for the Camera

Discipline is not a Four-Letter Word

I just signed up for a Diet Bet. I know, I know - "diet" actually is a four-letter word. I guess I'm in a place right now where I need a little bit of external motivation, and maybe some accountability, in order to keep myself on track. Quarantine life isn't exactly conducive to stellar eating … Continue reading Discipline is not a Four-Letter Word

An Unlikely Mentor

At William "Bill" Alfier's memorial service today, memories flowed freely and were peppered with laughter, salted with tears. Bill was a colorful guy for whom appearances meant nothing, but whose family and friends meant everything to him. He lived exactly as he pleased and gave permission for others to do the same, and whether or … Continue reading An Unlikely Mentor

To Be Continued

Each year on Reformation Sunday we are reminded by the apostle Paul that our salvation is a gift from God. Romans 3:24-25 say that we are made right with God when we believe that Jesus sacrificed his life for our salvation. If we connect the dots in these two verses, we can see that we are … Continue reading To Be Continued

Morningly

I am not a morning person. Really not a morning person. I am a night owl to the bone. Marrow. Unfortunately for me, life hasn't been the most accommodating to my body-clock. About the time my REM cycle hits deep-and-satisfying, my alarm clock begins to chirp and the demands of motherhood, employment, and academia trump … Continue reading Morningly

Evacuation Revelation

You've probably played this game before - the icebreaker that poses the scenario: Your house is on fire, and you can take only five things with you. What do you choose? Designed to get at what you value most, this conversation-starter poses a theoretical question that can result in some pretty interesting insights about people … Continue reading Evacuation Revelation