Faith, Family, Marriage

Lightness of Being… A Little Fish

And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 This year marks our seventh season as entrepreneurs – owners of a small excavation company operating… Continue reading Lightness of Being… A Little Fish

Faith, Marriage, Ministry, Parenting

Persistent Shadows

Usual church routines and religious protocol were set aside this Sunday morning in our little town. Believers normally divided by denominational as well as physical walls gathered together at the local civic center. Our purpose was to participate in a ministry called "Project Ignite Light" (, which provides backpacks filled with basic comforts to children… Continue reading Persistent Shadows


Latent Fruit

All five of my children are undeniably adults. Still I don’t consider myself even remotely old. Statistically speaking, I am barely past the halfway point in my life story and I intend to approach the remaining chapters with joy and enthusiasm! However, I do admit to becoming a bit more observant of the journey ahead… Continue reading Latent Fruit


And Then What Happened?

The most excellent story, in my opinion, is the one that begins gently. Like floating down a lazy summer river, the imagination is carried along on a current of emotion that ebbs and flows with the unfolding of the plot, sometimes steadily forward, at other times spinning, dipping and rising with increasing momentum and complexity.… Continue reading And Then What Happened?