Weekend Reflection: Forever Young

Cadence, Rich, Ayden. April, 2010. It will come about after thisThat I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind;And your sons and daughters will prophesy,Your old men will dream dreams,Your young men will see visions.Joel 2:28 (NASB) It’s Saturday, and we’re celebrating here. But first, a calm spirit: so I am taking off my […]

My Grandson, My Brother

Cadence, Lala, Papa Rich. April, 2012 Cadence Gets Communion“If you confess that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior, we invite you to come forward and partake.” It’s Good Friday and my heart floods with gratitude. Our pastor’s familiar words push the overflow out through my eyes. Blinking back tears, floating on reverence, I rise […]

Just Call Me Doodle

Doodling. January, 2013 Green Means Go. Green Means New. I said so a few weeks ago, and I meant it. Here’s the proof: I’ve been doodling. See, if you spend any time around me, you’re sure to hear me explain that I’m so verbal (as in not visual) that I see in words, not in images. It’s […]


Story Time. Me, Sawyer, Cadence. An Abundance of GracesLast week brought crud, partings, and losses. The weekend began with news of the death of our brother-in-law’s sister. Our niece, Vaite, left us on Tuesday, winging away on a midnight flight from LAX to return to her home in Tahiti. Rich incubated a crummy summer cold to […]

New Year, New Me?

Psalm 25 Square One As I drive to church on New Year’s Day I reflect on the previous year, asking myself, “Am I closer to God today than I was a year ago?” I consider our new church home and the meaty teaching our pastor offers. I think of my deepening friendships with fellow Christians. […]