Running in the Light of the Son

Running in the Light of the Son

Sorting through moving boxes, I found this prose poem that I wrote in one of my old journals. Separated by years and changed life circumstances, I still feel the sentiments expressed here as I once again run on a dreary November day … It was a feeling more than a...
Detachment Parenting

Detachment Parenting

In October, some Christians celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, who is well-known for his love of poverty. Many of us associate poverty with those of meager possession, such as the homeless. Yet, a homeless man may still cling to his few “riches.” In contrast, a rich...
Not ‘Goodbye’ but ‘See You Later’

Not ‘Goodbye’ but ‘See You Later’

This summer I have spent time contemplating God’s call to Abraham: “Go forth from your land, your relatives, and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.” (Genesis 12:1) Instead of lazy days by the poolside or weekends camping, our family...
Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Do the words “family vacation” strike terror into your heart like they do mine? I enjoy the idea of a family vacation. Yet when the hypothetical becomes tangible, reality is far from my imaginings. Vacationing with little ones becomes exhausting and stressful for me....
No Matter How Small

No Matter How Small

Our oldest daughter, Mary, is preparing for theater camp this summer, where she and the other children will perform Seussical, the Musical. Yesterday she played the soundtrack to the musical and we heard Horton belt: “A person’s a person, no matter how small!”...

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