A request to readers…

I have a request. That ‘kid’ in the above photo?  He’s our Austin, our third son who so desires to positively impact his world.  He has a long list of achievements including currently being a Fulbright scholar.   But here’s the thing.  Achievements aside, he’s got heart like crazy, and he’s worked on a project for three years and it’s finally, finally…..out!  He’s written a book called The American Workday  and it documents interviews of 38 American Workers. I loveRead more

…a walk in the snow…

I’ve always loved snow days.  As a child, the anticipation of snow was always fun.  I grew up in Maryland where there was some snow, but not a lot, so snow days were fun and out of the ordinary.  They were filled with sledding on the nearby golf course, making snow men, and that never-ending attempt to finally build an igloo.  If Eskimos could do it…why couldn’t our neighborhood clan? I never did check that off of my childhood bucketRead more

Green Pastures

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.     He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters,  He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths     for His name’s sake. Even though I walk     through the darkest valley,[a] I will fear no evil,     for you are with me; your rod and your staff,     they comfort me.” Psalm 23: 1-4 I can remember when my children were young, nap time was a necessityRead more

Thankful Thursday

So, the ride home the other day was beautiful. Lately, the sun has been down by the time I am driving home from work, so it was awesome to see the light for sure. I intentionally left work a bit early and called my son…the one who is home from college and leaves in a few days…the one who I have seen off and on, but who has been really busy. I called him and said, “Hey, do you wantRead more

…Consider the lilies…(and the violets…)

I saw lots of beautiful things at the river the other day.  There was rushing water exploding over rocks and branches and pushing the boundaries of the riverbank with it’s powerful force.  There were blues and greens and browns and even some reds in the trees.  And then, there was this beautiful little violet.  In January?  Yep.  In January.  I guess the warm weather had coaxed it from staying underground.  It emerged from the vast covering of brown leaves andRead more