• 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…

  • Faith,  Family

    Heritage

    (Written 9/30/19) Recently, my seventeen year old daughter “Sparrow” was needing some ideas of how to spend down-time before bed, since we ban cell phones from bedrooms after a certain hour. “What helps you when you’re brain dead but need…

  • Books,  Faith,  Family

    A Few Good Books

    The circumstances, situations, cultures, and family patterns we’ve experienced may be vastly different on the surface. So our temptation is to respond with judgment, fear, and even anger. It’s easier to remain separate when we uncomfortably bump into each other.…

  • Church,  Faith,  Family

    Good Shepherds

    My dear friends, I can hardly believe a year has passed since I married…. and almost that long since I have written an update.  I hardly know where to start unpacking all that this year has held for me.  Though…