Choosing to trust

By |2010-11-29T06:09:01-06:00November 29th, 2010|

Living with teenagers is like sailing a small ship on a rolling ocean. You have to constantly adjust to keep your balance. It’s full of surprises: like last week, when my daughter asked if I’d [...]

Daily Bread

By |2018-03-02T19:01:15-06:00November 22nd, 2010|

For the last fifteen years or so, my husband and I have been self-employed. Buying our own health insurance, working odd hours. Chaos is normal, but so is freedom. The flexibility worked for us as [...]

people who “get” you

By |2010-09-30T17:21:33-05:00September 30th, 2010|

One of the greatest blessings of this life is finding people who are like-minded, who "get" you, in all your quirkiness and eccentricity. Last spring I found a group of such people, and became a [...]

Slow down, it’s summer

By |2018-03-02T19:01:36-06:00June 9th, 2010|

Can I just say how much I enjoy summer? I'm writing on my laptop with the windows open to the evening chorus of songbirds. It's warm but not so hot we need the air conditioning. [...]

Do you cook on Sabbath?

By |2010-05-16T17:06:52-05:00May 16th, 2010|

As we listened to a message on Sabbath keeping a couple of weeks ago, my friend leaned over and whispered in my ear, "do you cook on Sabbath?" It should be noted that I love [...]

Flowers for Mother’s Day

By |2018-03-02T19:01:43-06:00May 10th, 2010|

I'm not a fan of store-bought flowers, even florist-bought flowers. But I love having flowers in the house. I'm also not a big fan of Mother's Day--or I should say, I'm not keen on the [...]

Joy in the midst of change…

By |2010-05-08T09:45:38-05:00May 8th, 2010|

My friend Linda Bryant has a great little blog that you should check out. I got to do a guest post last week, so stop by and check it out, but read her other stuff, [...]

Steps toward Sabbath.

By |2010-04-28T17:49:51-05:00April 28th, 2010|

I'm guest blogging on my friend Anita Lustrea's website today about how to get started on building a Sabbath habit. You can start reading the article here: Life sometimes seem to spin past us so [...]


By |2018-03-02T19:02:26-06:00November 30th, 2009|

What a week. I love to cook, so this holiday, for me, is all about the food, not the shopping. So I cooked all day Wednesday and half of Thursday, and then we ate leftovers [...]

It’s a beautiful day…

By |2018-03-02T19:03:08-06:00June 29th, 2009|

My son Aaron waded gingerly into the murky water of the pond in the front lawn of our church. Along with hundreds of other people, he was getting baptized. In a large church like ours, [...]

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