Building endurance for a joyful adventure

By |2018-03-02T18:56:22-06:00September 3rd, 2012|

My daughter and I plunge into the shallow flowing stream, walking sticks in hand. After a one mile walk up a relatively easy paved path, we reach the trail head for the Narrows, a canyon in [...]

How to find a new perspective

By |2018-03-02T18:56:28-06:00August 25th, 2012|

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." So said Edgar Degas, French Impressionist (who preferred the label "realist"). My daughter is a photographer, and can't understand why people label her [...]

Deeply Loved, part 2

By |2018-03-02T18:57:18-06:00July 21st, 2012|

How honest can you be on the page? When you read a non-fiction book (but not a memoir) how much do you really want to know about the author’s life? A few months ago, I [...]

Answering the call to write

By |2018-03-02T18:58:04-06:00May 12th, 2012|

About a month ago, several of the Redbud Writers and I sat on tall chairs in Johnsen & Taylor bookstore in Wheaton, and chatted about how to combine motherhood and writing. Some 30 to 40 [...]

The sacramental ordinary

By |2018-03-02T18:58:22-06:00March 29th, 2012|

A few years ago, I had the privilege of interviewing Professor Devin Brown, an expert on C.S. Lewis, for a magazine article. Dr. Brown talked about the "sacramental ordinary" moments in Lewis' novels, especially the [...]

By |2012-01-20T14:34:18-06:00January 20th, 2012|

So as I posted below, I want to add a sponsor child to our family. We already sponsor two kids through World Vision, but I'm feeling challenged to do more. To write more often to [...]

A new look at stress relief…

By |2018-03-02T18:58:45-06:00January 16th, 2012|

Girls need pampering now and then. Most of us include a few girly maintenance/stress-relievers in our budget: pedicures, manicures, massage, a bit of retail therapy. I live a stressful life, in my opinion. My job [...]

Santa and other myths

By |2018-03-02T18:58:56-06:00December 20th, 2011|

When my daughter was a preschooler, one of her favorite movies was Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the classic stop motion animation film from Rakin-Bass. (Watch the whole thing on YouTube here) she also loved Santa [...]

Cranberry chicken

By |2011-10-30T20:58:44-05:00October 30th, 2011|

One of the ways I show love to my family is by cooking. Seriously, it is my "love language." So, I've had a couple of requests for this recipe. it's adapted from one I found [...]

“Come away and get some rest”

By |2018-03-02T18:59:39-06:00October 25th, 2011|

In Mark's sometimes fast-paced gospel, we read: "The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even [...]

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