Generosity, Identity

A Funny Story and An Identity Crisis

Social Media is such an interesting thing. I have a love/hate relationship with it, and I suspect you probably do too. I love connecting with people there and sharing all of life’s highlights, and I hate the negative way it is used by some. I love the ability to stay up to date on the… Read More A Funny Story and An Identity Crisis


Giving Thanks, Getting Away, Going Forward

It was such a nice Thanksgiving here. And it’s become such a familiar routine to get ready to host a houseful. Always a few special touches to the day as well. I mean, just take a look at those place cards Kayla made – with a little help from our friend Hadassah. Very special. (The… Read More Giving Thanks, Getting Away, Going Forward


We Went To Camp: Edition 16.0

Finally getting around to writing about camp today, though we’ve been home almost a week now. It was our 16th year to go to Gordon College for Crosswalk – our regional weeklong summer camp for teens. Robert’s first year on camp staff was the summer I was pregnant with Kayla, and we’ve only missed two… Read More We Went To Camp: Edition 16.0


Bloom Where You Are Planted/Exiled: Part 2

Okay, so the hostas I reluctantly planted must’ve put down some roots, because they are looking great this year. Healthy, happy, full, and green. And all of this in spite of being uprooted from the foreign land of Betsy’s front yard and exiled to my house a mile away. Evidently, plants can do that sort… Read More Bloom Where You Are Planted/Exiled: Part 2


Summer So Far

It’s 2:30 on a Monday and I planned to have all of this posted mid-morning. Have you guys noticed that life has a lot of interruptions? A hospital visit was not on my long to-do list this morning, but that’s where I spent a good portion of the time. If you think of it, pray… Read More Summer So Far


Spring: “Filled & Fried”

“We were both so filled at Easter, and also kinda fried,” is what my friend Christina said the other day when we were catching up via text message. (Hopefully she doesn’t mind me quoting her.) She is also a pastor’s wife, but you don’t have to have that role to feel that way. Everyone I… Read More Spring: “Filled & Fried”


Girl on a Mission

Only half of the crew here ready to pick up the rest of the team in Boston. On our drive to Northborough to meet up with her team, she asked me if I was nervous about her trip to Scotland. “Not really,” was my answer. It was 2 o’clock in the afternoon, and I was… Read More Girl on a Mission


He Calms the Seas AND the Season ( Plus…A Giveaway!)

Tea Party Prep! Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays always start the same way for the 40-somethings at my house.  Up early.  Workout clothes on. Bible reading with a side of hot tea.  Out the door for a run – on the nearby rail trail or at the nearby Planet Fitness depending on weather conditions. (On Mondays… Read More He Calms the Seas AND the Season ( Plus…A Giveaway!)


A Week Of Thanksgiving

Last week went way too fast, and had to be highly scheduled as you can see.  Our boys arrived home for the Thanksgiving break Monday night after Robert, Kayla, and I had gone to bed. Cooper picked Kory up in Boston on his way home from Gordon College which was so perfect. Since Kayla and… Read More A Week Of Thanksgiving


Thankful: Plants, Pillars, And No Outcries

Last Thursday I drove halfway across the state (which only takes an hour here in Massachusetts) to meet my friend Betsy for coffee at Panera. Betsy moved to the Boston area this past summer and left me without one of my dearest friends in town and my every-Thursday-morning-running-partner. After coffee with Betsy, my friend Christina… Read More Thankful: Plants, Pillars, And No Outcries