Go Deeper

I am not too much of a fisherman, (fisher woman? fisher person?) Basically, I don’t fish much. When I do fish, my feet are planted firmly on the sand, with my husband and/or eldest son at my side. Not that I feel fishing needs to be a group activity, I just require someone there who […]


Kalaupapa, was a leprosy colony in Hawaii. Eight thousand people were sent into exile here over the course of a century. While the colony officially closed in 1969, as of 2015, there were sixteen patients still living there, ranging in age from 73 to 92. Most of them had been there their entire lives and […]

It’s All (about your) Relative(s)

I was having dinner with my brother-in-law and his family the other night and I made a comment about something being all relative. He smiled and said, It is all about your relatives… We laughed and he said, that would make a good blog. So here it is Larry – this one’s for you. There are […]

Smart Water

Have you ever heard of the product called Smartwater®? I do get a kick out of their advertising campaign – we took our cue from nature, then added electrolytes for a distinct taste, the result is pure and crisp, like from a cloud. They are basically saying, “we took what God made, added man made stuff […]


In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. Romans 8.26 NIV Our kids can groan about almost anything. From cleaning their room to eating their meatloaf. They groan when they have to […]

Play Ball

Spring is finally here. This means bird’s tweeting in the morning, sunlight in the evening and for all you baseball fans – Spring Training. While I am not an avid baseball enthusiast, (I actually have a friend who wears red EVERY day to honor her beloved Philadelphia Phillies)  I do  enjoy “America’s pastime” and feel like many life lessons can […]

Pissed Off

When it comes to having red hair, I have heard it all. People with red hair have bad tempers. People with red hair are loud. People with red hair are rare, more sensitive to pain, have no soul, need more anesthetic….the list goes on and on. So let’s assume, just for a moment, that ALL […]