The Shame of Absence

It has been almost an entire 2 years since I’ve even logged into this website.  I’ve thought about it here and there, from activity to activity, from meeting to meeting, during those few minutes between Netflix episodes. We feel such shame when we are absent.  Been absent from the gym?  Shame.  What is it that…Read more »


I’m getting back to the blog today after an extended absence to share one of my family’s favorite traditions:  the Seder Meal. Let me throw a little disclaimer out first:  This is a Seder Meal that has evolved over the years for our very busy, over-extended ministry-driven family.  In fact, this year, I wasn’t planning…Read more »


My 3-yr old has recently taken to a new habit.  Every once in a while, out of nowhere he screams.  (I think out of pure boredom.)  Not a long extended blood curdling scream, but rather a short, interrupting shout…and it scares the living daylights out of me. I’m not terrified in a creepy grotesque Halloween way.  I…Read more »


I recently saw a bumper sticker that made me laugh out loud. Genius. Yes, I don’t run.  I have hard time with it.  I like the idea of running…the cool shoes, the fancy workout clothes, the amazing body that probably comes with it, and the sticker you can put on the back of your car…Read more »

Be Still?

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”(Psalm 46:10). Whenever I’ve read this verse, (which is usually on a FB graphic or on a coffee mug), I imagine calm seas and peaceful breezes.  We often talk about this verse when we…Read more »