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When my son was in Kindergarten, we had his eyes tested and the results showed a severe stigmatism and near sightedness.  He was only seeing 10 inches in front of his face.  Beyond that it was all a blur.  No wonder we couldn't get him to ride a bike - he couldn't even see his Read More

I’m not sure what age I was when the question first came to me, but I remember asking it as I sat and stared at an image of a little girl with a mud-caked face dressed in rags, holding her little brother, who was equally dirty, “Why wasn’t that me born there?” The question hung Read More

I’ve always been a mover and a shaker. Standing still is not my gift. I get things done. And there is always something to be done. When someone tells me they are bored, I wrinkle my forehead and stand in amazement, because I don’t think I’ve been bored one second in my life. It’s just Read More

Recently, we went to a butterfly garden in Guatemala.  Fluttering around our heads like a dream were hundreds of butterflies of all shapes and colors.  Never once did I say - "Wow, I wish that butterfly looked more like that other one." No... it was the variety that was so interesting and fun.  Just when Read More

Sometimes you just need to tell someone.... Print it out and then GIVE IT OUT! Download the File: my.favorite Read More

What does hospitality mean to you? Coffee? Food? A crackling fire and good conversation? For me, that word conjures up feelings of warmth. I define hospitality as a place I feel at home in someone's presence. I've dined in dirt floor shanties in the mountains of Central America, and eaten a six course meal in Read More

I held the phone close to my ear and listened to the voice on the other end. Suddenly that feeling, deep inside, welled up and I felt sick to my stomach. The news crashed through my understanding and landed somewhere in the unknown. A friend had made a decision that would significantly affect our relationships Read More

One of my friends recently started teaching at our local high school, and several dear friends teach at my kids' elementary school.  I am crazy about these teachers - just crazy about them! I wanted to make something meaningful for them as they dive into their year of impacting precious lives.  This is what came Read More

*Sarah sat cross-armed close to the car door. Her brown eyes darted back and forth as I spoke, "What are you doing this summer?" I asked, turning my head to look at her from the driver's seat. "Are you talking to me?" she spurted. "Yes, you!" I smiled back. "Uhhhhh..... nothing?  Staying home?" she said Read More

Bob Goff's book, Love Does, will light your fire. It will. So don't pick it up unless you are ready to strike that match. This quote describes the thrust of the book: “Living a life fully engaged and full of whimsy and the kind of things that love does is something most people plan to Read More

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