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…

Broken For Beauty

The purchase of our house included a concrete patio.  The previous owner had placed several pieces on the concrete that drew your eye from one object to another.  We had none of that.  We were…

True or False

A few years ago I began to post articles on a blog. Last year I resigned. Fear crept in. I had eagerly signed up to write.  But after reading the blog I began to reconsider…

The Salesman

Recently I met with a salesman.  Usually such conversations fall to Honeydo, but he and I forgot about the appointment.  As I came home from a walk, a man with a clipboard was in my…

Sunday God

I grew up with a Sunday God.  We were a family of faithful churchgoers complete with a favorite pew. We socialized and made business contacts, gave to the building fund and prayed for others.  We…

Monotype Corsiva

Monotype Corsiva, the font this post is written in, is an elegant, but arduous type to read. It is the difficulty that will make this blog more meaningful. An article from the Harvard Business Review reprinted…

My Sister’s Gift

My sister and I grew up in the south. Upon graduation I once again settled in Big D.  My sister, having a more adventuresome spirit, lived here and there before finally settling in Arizona. She…