Weekend Reflection: Beloved

Rob and Daphne. September, 2012.  Bless the Lord, O my soul,And all that is within me, bless His holy name.2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,And forget none of His benefits;3 Who pardons all your iniquities,Who heals all your diseases;4 Who redeems your life from the pit,Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;5 Who satisfies […]

Weekend Reflection: Daybreak

19 Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and bitterness.20 Surely my soul remembersAnd is bowed down within me.21 This I recall to my mind,Therefore I have hope.22 The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,For His compassions never fail.23 They are new every morning;Great is Your faithfulness.24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,“Therefore […]

Like Jewelry? Like to Shop? Like to Help? Like to Pray?

ViBella Jewelry Is Much, Much Prettier Than My Prayer Beads. Haiti on my Heart I know a little girl (okay, I know her mom) who has decided to raise $5,000 to build a playground at a school in Haiti. She’s Lydia Lee, the daughter of Jennifer Lee, who blogs at Getting Down With Jesus. (Jennifer is […]

Flyaway Heroine

Cadence and Elaine. Wife. Mom. Patriot. My daughter Elaine and our grandson Sawyer are flying home to Hawaii today. They’ve been visiting in California for a month now. The family arrived in a single piece: Elaine, her husband Rob, who’s a chief in the U.S. Navy, older son Cadence, and toddler Sawyer. Rob flew back […]

My Brain’s Working the Graveyard Shift

Boys Learning Baseball. Hawaii. May, 2012. Learning’s LivelinessI can’t shut my brain off. I lie awake at night puzzling over our chart of accounts. I close my eyes, and an onscreen menu lights up my eyelids, defying my effort to sleep. I’m thinking of payables and receivables and adjusting journal entries. And I don’t even like […]