Seeing the Smalls

Here's my nephew Jacob on Christmas Day taking time to look at my new book that my sister gifted him & my niece. At the same time, they each opened the book gift, in a joking manner I said I'd even sign it for them. "You can even get the…

Farming Faith

This was my first everyday cross, taken at my grandparent’s farm in 2015. I loved this setting and remembered gathering eggs from the chickens with my grandmother here. At the time I didn’t even realize the crosses.  It was around 4 months later, when I became aware of seeing everyday…

Taking A Stand

Taking a stand is living your standards. The seat of doubt gladly provides a cushion “Sit this one out.” Others will comfort you with words of ease. Opportunities will come to occupy your time —to take your time. Untangle yourself from other people’s drama. It’s a spider web restricting your…

My Mom. The Gifts.

She is amazing. She uses her gifts to help others.  A master quilter, she’s been making masks. When at the grocery store or an errand & notices the cashier doesn’t have one, she gives her pretty homemade ones. To help another.  Giving. She uses her gifts of quilting to give…

Interview: Everyday Faith

https://youtu.be/uvHbw4JA1VE Interview with Michelle Robin with Small Changes, Big Shifts & Your Wellness Connection. Recently I had the pleasure of an interview with well-being champion Dr. Michelle Robin on her Rhythm & Resilience podcast series. Sharing a few thoughts for hope and healing in the context of faith. Watch the…

Soft Faith

I tried soft faith. But it didn’t work.  I call it soft because it’s the kind of faith that’s lukewarm and easy. It’s when you say you are a man or woman of faith, but still act in the world of convenience and ease. You DO when it’s easy. You…

To Feel Alive

I pause to take in this photo with my sister (right, age 3) and I (left, age 2). What captured my attention is the look on our faces. The emotion - the joy, the smiles, the bouncing hair from dancing. This is Alive. What does it take for us as we…

My Father’s Words

"Rest brings restoration."- words given to me by my Father. Have you ever received a few words that bring an immediate change in perspective? These did for me. In the summer of 2007, after a cycling accident brought many weeks of forced downtime from my active lifestyle, my patience was…
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