Presence

When Honeydo and I are home on the weekend you might find one of us fixing the plumbing and another gardening or one would be programing and another planning the week’s menu.  Each of these…

Healthy Body, Healthy Soul

I  was at a retreat this past weekend.  It was our annual women’s retreat.  You probably know the drill.  We have a speaker, eat a lot of good food, play games, relax and have fun. …

Masks

Halloween is next month.  The decorations, costumes and candy in the stores have told me so.  The children are considering who they will be.  Each year they select a cartoon character, super hero or movie…

Final Estate

I went to an estate sale yesterday.  I was headed to the store and came across it on my way out of the neighborhood.  I am an avid fan of garage sales.  A great find…

RESET

As part of a radio presentation, a gentleman disclosed he frequently played video games.  Daily he set out to save the world.   He had a young son. When the son asked to play Dad said…

Chicken for 5,000 Please

My mother grew up in the Great Depression. With six in their family things were tight.  She wore homemade clothes with flour sack underwear and I am sure her list of wants was far longer…

Owning It

My family grew up attending church and I went along for the ride.  My Dad was on the congregational board and when it came time to remodel the church he was their architect. I took…

Christmas In July

For some of you planners (and you know who you are) you have already begun to think about Christmas.  What will I get for …? This is your lucky day because I have a gift…

Truly, Truly Good

Have you ever been disappointed?  I mean really, really disappointed.  You thought what you wanted was such a good idea.  Surely God would provide the request because it was such a good fit for everyone….

Creating Space

As an architect my Dad built office buildings, shopping centers, and churches.  We would visit examples of these structures to observe how others dealt with the use of space. When viewing churches we examined the…