Happy summer solstice! It's all downhill from here! In the longest day of the year its easy to forget the darkness of winter. And on the shortest day of the year--- December 21, it's easy to forget the bright light of summer. I like to think of these two days, the longest and the shortest,… Continue reading It’s all downhill from here.
"Jarren, turn off your game, and get ready for Church." I said in passing as I was putting my shoes on. "I don't want to go." I hear him holler from his room. "Why? I thought you liked youth group." "It's boring. I don't hear anything from God, and I don't even think He is… Continue reading Turn down the volume
"If it isn't Nutty Naughty Nasty Natty." I had to laugh when I heard this greeting. My god-father hadn't said those words for 25 years. I had grown up and had long ago moved passed the crazy nick names of childhood. Or so I thought. It started as "Natty ding batty" most likely before the… Continue reading Walking through land mines
"You can't be your mother's daughter." My aunt said as I sat with a pile of tarnished silver and a bucket of ashes. I laughed. My mother came from a very wealthy family in Chicago. Whenever my mother was being naughty my grandmother would say, "Sharon! Polish the silver!" A task she hated. That angst… Continue reading I like it rough
Not long ago I was teaching my son Matthew how to drive. Yikes! Here in Oregon we have many gray days and I told him that he needs to always have his headlights on even during the day. At first he was a bit cocky saying "I don't need the lights, I see just fine.… Continue reading Light to see by
The interesting thing about drifting on a river is the total surrendering of direction. I once spent a lazy afternoon drifting down the Willamette River. I knew the destination was about an hour away but I had no impact on the direction I was taken. I had to relax and go with the flow. I… Continue reading Drifting
Anyone on the other side of a 911 call knows what it is like to listen with all your might to that life line. The voice on the other end is suddenly the most precious voice of all. When life and death hang in the balance, people tend to pay attention. It's the little things… Continue reading Looking for Life