Do they feel we love our work more than them?

          I grew up in a household where it was a joke to say that you were worth what you worked.  Our family friend Brent used to say this about us, and it became something that we laughed about and responded with a “ha ha ha”  and acted like we were just kidding...

It’s like you’re living the movie, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” — Angel Clarence When my friend Jenni set up the meal train for us after our Accident, there was a...

On the Accident and Angels and the Rest of my Life

When she walked through the door of our home, her eyes immediately welled up in tears, as she looked at me sprawled out on the couch. You should be dead. You should be dead. Your kids would’ve been orphans. They should’ve been planning your funeral. I cannot believe...

Staying up late with the kids as God wraps our street in a blanket of snow

So, my twins and I are up late watching the snow accumulate as God is blanketing the  street and the house and the yard in a blanket of soft white. And the twins who are 14 say, “Mom, it’s really sticking and there must be an inch at least and they will at...

The Art of Celebrating Life

I celebrate life. I celebrate building sand castles on slow silver and blue-sky days and seeing my children hanging out with one another. I celebrate decorating the Christmas tree with family and friends where every ornament tells a story. I celebrate big monuments...

Week 9 Summer 2011 Adventure with Kids -Cascade Head, real-life, and an act of kindness-

So, my nephew Burkhard from  Germany knows I am doing this Summer 2011 Weekly Adventure with Kids blog, and as we are experiencing Week Number 9, climbing Cascade Head to the top where my friend Megan had suggested we hike to, my 8-year-old begins to have a hard time....

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