Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – Almost Sixty

“I have one sister left,” Aunt Katie said in her first letter to me. “We are the only two who have made it beyond our sixtieth birthday. My mother, father, and brother all passed away before they reached sixty. My mother was forty-seven. All had heart problems.” She doesn’t mention her other sister—my birth mom—who died

Abundance

Makiya is excited to sit in the hot tub after their journey so, not long after they arrive, we three girls have a soak and a chat. She started writing the annual Christmas play in the car on the way down, later she conducts interviews and, with great ceremony, chooses a director (Laurinda). I assume

A Pretty Sweet Thing

No long-term marriage is made easily, and there have been times when I've been so angry or so hurt that I thought my love would never recover. And then, in the midst of near despair, something has happened beneath the surface. A bright little flashing fish of hope has flicked silver fins and the water

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

It’s Gerry's birthday today. We don’t make a big fuss around here, but we will go out for an early dinner to celebrate the occasion. (Normally we do birthday lunches, but I’ll be at the church this afternoon, wrapping up an eleven week study in Hebrews.) Husband, dad, granddad, hike leader, man of faith, encourager, strong,