Gratitude Requires Care

I didn’t expect his answer. Something childish and silly, yes. Not this. Moments before, he’d said little-boy goodbyes to our lingering Thanksgiving guests. Then he climbed the curved staircase and stepped into his pajamas, brushed his teeth. A total of twenty-four people had joined the feast in our home. Although extended family couldn’t join us […]

Courageous Relationships

“I quit!” Those words spew from my lips at least 2 or 3 times while stomping through my house like a rhino on a rampage. (Warning: Honest revelation forthcoming) Sometimes people wear me out. I love people, I thrive in relationship. But occasionally friendship seems more trouble than it’s worth. On this particular day I’d […]

Love Letters and Nerf Darts

I received the best Valentine’s Day gift yesterday. But before I tell you about it, there’s something else you need to know. February 14th is my youngest son’s birthday (He would remind me that HE is the best Valentine’s Day gift ever). That means for the past thirteen years Valentine’s Day has included a house […]

“Do You Know 3.0”

I found this video thanks to my friend, Jeff Vankooten. It makes me tired, but I believe it’s an important context for the culture of connection we live in. It’s ironic (telling?) that some of the content is already outdated and it was posted ONLY TWELVE MONTHS AGO! No wonder we’re all tired. Some of […]