• Faith

    Salaam

    Once again, I am filled with so many thoughts and ideas that I want to put into words.  Music often expresses these emotions and deep struggles so much better than words.  In our efforts to plan for multilingual worship, Chris and I have been spending a lot of time listening to the music of Proskuneo Ministries. Their new EP (now on iTunes & Amazon ) only has three songs – but each powerfully expresses ways we can relate to God in the midst of tragedy, riots, and the pandemic.  I find myself listening to them over and over, praying for different needs: my children, the refugees and immigrants in our…

  • Faith,  Family

    A Visit With Mom: Dementia

    My mom has dementia.  On the cottage deck, she sits quietly and pleasantly. I play Amazing Grace on my guitar and sing too low because I forgot to bring my capo.  However, that makes it easier for her to add…

  • Family

    A Daughter’s Love

    My dear friends, I want to introduce you to my sweet and spicy thirteen year old, Ginger. She is a gifted writer, weaving creativity and beauty together in profoundly touching ways. Ginger has given me permission to share this incredibly…

  • Blog,  Faith,  Family

    Dear January 2020

    The bad news is so shocking and such a blow. It’s real, it’s big, there is so much loss, it blows a punch. It’s unpredictable news, but the feelings from it are...well...predictable. The good news, on the other hand, is…

  • Books,  Faith,  Family,  Friendship

    Stepping Out Spring

    In this post, I want to share about the renewal of my spirit that has occurred while sheltering in place with my family. The abrupt change of pace has provided the white space for many of us to contemplate our…