The Heavenly Man

The Heavenly Man

  Last night we had a sleepover for our youngest daughter’s Sweet 16 Birthday.  I stopped counting girls after 18 arrived.  My husband was on a job in a nearby city, and wouldn’t be home till well after midnight. The girls got...
It’s A Dog’s Life

It’s A Dog’s Life

It’s a Dog’s Life, Puppy Point 1 This is Piper, 5 months; Jack, 8 weeks, and Riley, 5 years; two labs and an Aussie. There’s such a distinct difference between retrievers and shepherds. We didn’t realized just how obvious this was until we had both in the same home....
Who are you running with?

Who are you running with?

If life is a marathon and you consider yourself IN the race, then who are you running with? The first time I entered a race with someone as a team, it was with my son Jake when he was only two.  He cried the whole 50 yards of the Diaper Dash.  Years later we...

Together IS Better

Recently, our Pastors have been sharing how Together is Better in community. Community means our children have a place to call home beyond the doors of our houses. Community pulls us together in tough times and moves us to action with ...
Dads & Daughters

Dads & Daughters

The other day I called my Dad to wish him a Happy Birthday.  It was the perfect opportunity to tell him what had been burning in my chest for a while. I shared with my Dad about the time long ago when he and mom had were working out the details of their...

On Moms

Mother’s day I reflected back to an especially dark season of my life over 20 years ago.  Mother’s day came and went several times without sending so much as a card or making a call to my mom. Having grown up like many others, with messed up families, I...