for your joy

If they could live on the beach, they’d be happy forever, these kids of mine.  On Labor Day weekend, they taunted the churning waves and rode the swell on borrowed boogie boards — one last hurrah as summer lets out her final sigh and exhales into hibernation until...

when you don’t want to go home

A month ago at this time, I was breathing in the intoxicating grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. We were in Vail, Colorado for a family wedding, and it was pure bliss.  The weekend was spent hiking, dining and dancing the night away, and passed altogether too quickly....

between heaven and earth – a review

Those who follow this blog will know that I often write about the topic of heaven and eternity. In fact, the entire focus of this blog in October 2013 was Defining Home in 31 Days — specifically, how we can elevate heaven in our minds when we think about ‘home.’ So...

home sweet home

So here we are.  Day 31 of ‘Defining Home in 31 Days.’ It was a teeny-tiny goal in the grand scheme of things, but the fact that I made it to the end carries with it a sense of accomplishment. Those who have taken part in 31 Days may be able to relate. We...

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