Owning home

Life around home

Confession: I can’t help but wonder if it is this way for everyone— if the sound of singing at your own church on a Sunday morning is deep comfort and healing like the smell of your own home and the feel of your favorite blanket. We returned to sorrow and joy interwoven: birth and healing, […]

August 11, 2013

Back home

Out and about

More Free Advice to Men: (Married men this time. All you single guys can breathe for now.) If you ever want to make the world drop its jaw— — and I mean really — — send your wife on a four-day trip without the kids. Your self-confidence will grow. Your wife will wrap herself around […]

April 19, 2013

Spring! Part 2

Celebrations, Growing stuff

Confession: God has been so good to us. A year ago I was packing boxes, preparing for our first move of three in eight months. I was dreaming of living in The Gray House someday, but felt like Abraham beginning a journey-with-an-unknown-destination. I put a time capsule note on the bottom of one of the […]

April 22, 2012