For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jer 29: 11

March 19, 2018

Love this song and its hints at history. Also don't mind my makeshift capo!

March 5, 2018

It all started with the cover of a New York Times Sunday magazine in the late 1990s.  Patty noticed a picture of a little Chinese girl on the cover, and read the article about China’s one-child policy and the growing number of orphans.  That little girls’ image is stil...

February 19, 2018

Today's world can be a incredibly crazy. It seems there are so many insane people and groups shouting at each other. Here's a quick reminder to you and myself that we don't have to play the game presented to us. We are independent minded and rational beings if we take...

February 13, 2018

Before Christmas break, I was lucky enough to have my dear friend, Annie, come all the way to Dublin to spend a few days with me! Being friends for ten years now and having spent several Christmases together, Annie is more a sister then a friend. 

When she came to visi...

January 4, 2018

 After I rode home from swim practice, the first thing that occurred to me was " Man, I want a milkshake right now!"  Naturally, I needed a buddy so what better buddy than my younger sister, Anneliese! Off we biked to the Nocatee Towncenter to MShack! On the way, we ha...

December 28, 2017

         I’ve been spending a lot of time with kids lately – babysitting, swim lessons, etc. I have spent time with kids of a lot of different ages, but one thing I thought the other day while I was holding an 11-month-old baby and watching his 4 and 6 year old sibling...

December 15, 2017

My favorite author, J.R.R. Tolkien, wrote of the the incredible reality of the human experience as sub-creators alongside the Creator. I often think of this and wonder at such a gift. 

In fact, Tolkien considered the act of sub-creation as a form of worship to God by ex...

August 20, 2017

We went to Michael's and loaded up on bracelet supplies.  So many vibrant colors to choose from! Our favorites are the blues and reds! We both like our own unique designs. Julia went with a gold and green Alpha knot letter pattern with 'Go Nease Panthers!" on it for he...

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