12 10, 2017

How Do We Grow?

By |2017-10-12T10:03:18+00:00October 12th, 2017|Encouragement|

My eight-year-old daughter, Hallie, still can’t wrap her arms even halfway around the giant oak in our yard. Our little farmhouse was built in 1930—the first in this square mile—many, many moons ago. She looks like a pint-sized ant standing [...]

17 08, 2016

Light It Up

By |2016-08-17T06:11:14+00:00August 17th, 2016|Encouragement|

Imagine yourself in a dark and empty room with nothing but a deafening silence. There’s no breeze. No movement. No tick of a clock. Even the breath in your own lungs seems paralyzed. You can’t see anything but the pitch-black [...]

2 06, 2016

My Hiding Place

By |2016-06-02T07:53:47+00:00June 2nd, 2016|Encouragement|

A few weeks ago, my kids—Hallie and Jack—locked eyes on a baby turtle who was stranded in the middle of the road in front of our house. They did what most kids would do; they panicked. They panicked and strategized [...]