In times of chaos and violence, may we “pursue the things which make for peace” (Romans 14:19).  May we make sacrifices, choose compassion, and love wholeheartedly. In times when everyone seems to be an “extremist” of one sort or another, may we remember the wise words of Martin Luther King Jr. in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”… […]

the line

Something I heard in a podcast this week deeply resonated with me, as I continually seek to understand who God is and how we can know Him. “In the book Flatland, there are these characters that are two-dimensional, and I like that idea that we are these limited creatures, dimensionally, scientifically. We are these tiny […]


Summertime reminds me of how quickly life passes.  Although the days are longer, they seem to pass so much more quickly.  The moments I spent months daydreaming about come and go in a flash before they fade into only memories. With this intensity of summer comes an appreciation for time spent with family, for evenings spent outdoors, and […]

the unforgiving minute

I recently read the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling with one of my classes.  Even though I taught this same poem last year, these lines caught my attention this year: “If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run…” Any time I read the word “unforgiveness,” I feel a small twinge in my heart, […]


We have experienced so many adventures together in Poesy’s second year of life! She made new puppy friends. She celebrated the holidays. She graduated from her puppy class and won a third place medal in her agility competition. She gave a lot of snuggles. And she took lots and lots of naps. Happy second birthday to our […]