Life lessons learned with a pack on my back

Life lessons learned with a pack on my back

The rustle of fallen  leaves underfoot puts me back on Michigan’s North Country Trail.  Every autumn for 10 years I joined a handful of backpackers — women only — for three days of hiking and camping.  Looking back, I realize that many valuable life...

Gone digital?

I became the proud owner of a “smart” phone recently. It is lovely — red with a gray and white case, a sleek, shiny screen and all the icons and apps a girl could want. As I laid it next to my new Kindle, on the same desk as my laptop, I had to wonder. When did...

Learning to be a “seeker”

“It’s not about the math.” I never thought I’d hear myself say that, but stepping into this last year of homeschooling, I find I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. And, it wasn’t math. Math mastery is a fleeting skill for we right-brained...
New eyes

New eyes

It was in the hills of Central America, 1,700 miles away from our Indiana valley, that my teenaged son and I witnessed a testimony to the power of commitment, obedience and faith.  This summer, we became part of something bigger than us, a mission that is changing...

A season of grace

The garden that so inspired me in the spring is overrun by late summer weeds.  Rains came late to our valley and have transformed the dried crust of soil I worried over in July into a verdant bed sprouting every weed known to man — plus a few tomatoes, peppers,...
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