• 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 a beautiful harmony just a step higher than my voice.  Her clear beautiful singing voice hasn’t changed.  She has asked me 10 times today how old my dog is, but she hasn’t missed a word of Amazing Grace.  Her mind still has every word.  This scenario used to be the other way around—she played guitar, skillfully transitioning between cords while Travis picking. I would jump in on the chorus to…

  • 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…