Traveling mercies

Out and about

Confession: I’ve been out and about a lot. Yesterday I realized that I’d been up till midnight three out of the last four nights, deep in laughter and conversation. I am both exhausted and new-made. I try not to tell other people’s stories on this blog, but I need to say that the ladies of […]

February 24, 2014

Issues and autos

Life around home, People

My husband is a great man. He’s smart, talented, articulate, and well-informed about the world. I believe in his character and leadership, trusting him implicitly (at least 60% of the time, faking it the last 40) to make good decisions for the welfare of our family. You would think that with so much brilliance at […]

September 3, 2013

The Great Key Mystery

Life around home

Once upon a time, and not so very long ago—about six weeks—my husband Ryan and I went van shopping down New Castle way, and bought a lovely blue Odyssey. Moon roof, DVD player, miscellaneous dings and scratches, and best of all—no rust. Thank you, Jesus! It’s fun being the proud parents of a very large […]

June 7, 2013


Out and about

Confession: My husband and I* cannot navigate in Holmes County. *We are together for better or for worse. Otherwise I might have to point out, as I did in the moment, that it wasn’t I who … but I digress. It doesn’t help that all the roads were originally cowpaths. Cows are great at finding […]

February 16, 2013