Day 3: July 9, 2017 Yesterday was Saturday. I officially titled it “chore day.” After the kids being gone for camp and trips with grandparents, followed by a week of chemo, it was time to put things back in order. So, after sleeping in and lazing their way through breakfast, we went to work –… Continue reading The Gift of Normalcy
“For everything there is a season . . . a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.” Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7 That July day was warm and clear – perfect boating weather. So we dropped the kids off with a trusted friend and headed for the lake. Anytime we take the boat out, there… Continue reading The Gift of Presence
“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.’” Isaiah 30:21a How do you live after only surviving? During an exceptionally trying time in my friend’s life, I asked her how she was holding up. “Surviving,” she had said, but this wasn’t a way she wanted… Continue reading After Surviving
Shhh . . . Can you hear that? If you travel to my home in snowy Erie, Pennsylvania, then you won’t have to listen long before you hear . . . a two-month-old lab puppy howling, a toddler banging on his drum set (that we got him for Christmas), someone curled up on the couch… Continue reading Shhh, Can You Hear That?
Can I tell you a secret? Well, it’s more like a confession. I love sand. I mean, really love sand. The feeling of that golden, grainy goodness between my toes is something I look forward to each time I pull onto the shores of Lake Erie. I love how it gets all over you and… Continue reading My Sandy Bible
“And now no one looks on the light when it is bright in the skies, when the wind has passed and cleared them. Out of the north comes golden splendor; God is clothed with awesome majesty.” Job 37:21-22 (emphasis added) “I know [God] is interested/takes joy in my life, but I can’t see the… Continue reading Sky Fire