Livin’ in the Summertime…

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August is almost over and it’s back to school for my kiddos. As I sit here writing this blog post I am amazed by how quickly our summer went. The funny thing is that my kids were so excited for the first day of school! For the last few weeks or so my daughter has… Read More

Welcome Class

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Welcome Class! I love autumn. Back to school! For me this time of year used to mean new shoes and lots of new crayons. But I’m a long way from the daily classroom now. And my only child is grown and in his last year of college. I don’t do back to school shopping anymore…. Read More

Do You have 10 Minutes to Sit before God?

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Do you have 10 minutes to sit before God? To stop moving, to retreat from the world around you, and just to sit? “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” Psalm 46:10 NLT I dare you to do it. Just… Read More

My Holy Dog

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A high school graduation gift from my parents, my Bible was simply engraved “Amy Lynn” because they knew my maiden name would someday change. I quickly dashed their hopes that I would love its words and embrace their Writer. Its leather was uncreased, its pages were stuck together, its advice went unheeded. The only witness… Read More

Elegy Written After a Bike Ride to a Country Churchyard

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What do you do to celebrate 45 years together? My husband and I chose to celebrate by traveling 7000 miles during the month of July, taking what we called a BookTourAnniversaryPalooza. On the actual anniversary date, Saturday August 2, we did something much less ambitious. We enjoyed a huge, leisurely breakfast featuring blueberry crepes, bacon,… Read More

Choose Life

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Beep. Beep. Beep. The alarm screams into the peacefulness of sleep. My eyes unable to focus and my body crying out for just a few more minutes of sleep. I roll over and hit the snooze. Nine minutes later, the piercing noise again interrupts the silence of a slumbering house. This time, I get up. Not… Read More

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