My Uncle’s Listening Lesson

Kinfolk. Ca. 1970 Cracking the Code I called my uncle “Pete” this past weekend. He’s really my great-uncle, half-brother to my grandfather, but through one of those odd genealogical twists of fate, he’s only a few years older than my mother (his niece) was. Anyway, I phoned him to make good on a promise I’d made […]


Weekend Reflection: Compass and GPS

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB) Did you know that many of my blogging friends gather in quiet community on the weekends? I’m joining them  today. I […]


Mom’s Box of Me

Souvenir. The Stuff of Ghosts “What’s in the box, Dad?” I asked, as my father arrived to share a birthday meal with my husband and me.“It’s a bunch of stuff your mom saved when you were a kid. I found it in the garage.”“Oh …” I trailed off. I didn’t want to spend my birthday […]


>Traveling Today

> Taking Off. Las Vegas, January, 2009 Sending Words I’m not going anywhere today, but my words are taking a little tour. Won’t you please drop by (In)Courage: home for the hearts of women to read my post that’s featured there today? I’m honored. 3 Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them […]


Traveling Today

Taking Off. Las Vegas, January, 2009 Sending Words I’m not going anywhere today, but my words are taking a little tour. Won’t you please drop by (In)Courage: home for the hearts of women to read my post that’s featured there today? I’m honored. 3 Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around […]