To Name Your Fears

To Name Your Fears

“What are you afraid of?” One of our sons experienced night terrors when he was young. We had become used to the fact he would sometimes walk in his sleep, appearing suddenly in the family room after he’d been asleep for a few hours. We quickly...
To Write the Ending of His Story

To Write the Ending of His Story

If you were given the chance to write the ending of your life story, what would it look like? What would you be doing in your last days? My Dad would be working. That’s right — working. Dad loved to work and held so many different jobs throughout his...
It’s All About Perspective :: Eyes That See

It’s All About Perspective :: Eyes That See

I just spent a week in San Diego. It’s true, what they say — San Diego has perfect weather and the scenery is breath-taking. In the middle of our vacation week, I learned that a dear man from our church fellowship had unexpectedly passed away. I had joined...
For Mother’s Day :: The Gift of Honest Words

For Mother’s Day :: The Gift of Honest Words

I watched my Mom do this thing with grace — and sometimes with frustration. This “sandwich generation” season I find myself in has me thinking about my Mom a lot. It’s been nearly three years since she passed, rather suddenly and too soon, and...
Thoughts From A Road-Tripping Parent

Thoughts From A Road-Tripping Parent

I’ll admit it. I sometimes envy friends and family whose grown children live just down the road, or in the next town, or even in the same state. To be able to have Sunday dinner together or to meet up for coffee at the last minute sounds delicious. But, for...