Birthdays…what’s the point?

Birthdays…what’s the point? Today is my Uncle David’s birthday. He is a special person in my life who has always been there for me and has taught me so much over the years. Perhaps you have an “Uncle David” in your life; oh, I hope you do! Who is that person that has known you…

God of This City

Happy August! It has been a long, long time since I’ve stopped and written on our Family blog. I’ve been so busy running around with kids, youth and adults who are members, friends and neighbors of Holmeswood, our beloved church. Thank you for letting me be a part of your summer; see the photos below…

Human Post-its

School is winding down here in Kansas City. The long year of wind and snow and nowhere to go is slowly nearing its end, with sunshine and Spring showers abounding. All of the students and teachers and staff stuck with it, and it’ll feel so good to enjoy the summer adventures knowing that you did…

Available vs Approachable

May I help you clean up from dinner? (seated in the dining room) vs.  I’ll help clean up; where should I start? (standing in the kitchen) Are you Available or Approachable? Is it either/or? I’ve been thinking about these two words lately… available… a fast food restaurant open 24 hours a day, always open! a person…

Coffee Kind of Faith

I want a coffee kind of faith.. One that is brewed slowly and continuously, percolating with each sunrise and sunset, Accessible around the world for many, producing different nuances of flavors, One that comforts the soul and warms the body.   I want a coffee kind of faith… A belief system that is accessible to…

Sometimes, people die.

I wish I did not have to write this. It’s much more fun to talk about sunshine and summer camp and really happy things in life. I’m wearing pineapple earrings and a pineapple sweater because they are cheery and fun, and grief can be really dark. The truth is, sometimes people (& animals) die. Many…