Category Archives: life

2016 highlights

We’ve had this large white board occupying half of our dining room table for several weeks because it’s really heavy and I don’t know where to put it, though it would be nice to have it centrally located where it can … Continue reading

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A common thread

Today marked the end of an era in our household, as an otherwise unassuming little item moved on to a new home, and its legacy and impact on us is now just a memory. Things of this world aren’t really … Continue reading

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merry christmas

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings, Happy New Year! Wishing everyone joy, peace, love & hope as we end this year and start the next. It was nice to have a bit of a break from the cold and snow … Continue reading

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The time for raking (sometimes more like shoveling) leaves is quickly approaching. Hopefully it will stop raining so that they can dry out a bit. The leaves on the driveway everywhere made me think of a time shortly after we … Continue reading

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There weren’t a lot of positives involved with having 3 out of 4 family members sweating out fevers and coughing up lungs (2 with what turned out to be pneumonia and 1 narrowly avoiding it), so it’s worth remembering these.

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life after art

This isn’t as much of a book review as it is a reminder of who I am. I came across the book Life After Art by Matt Appling unexpectedly. It showed up in the “customers who bought this also bought…” … Continue reading

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words that never grow old

As usual for a Monday (or any day really), I have a song stuck in my head from our Sunday church gathering. I’ve listened to it a few more times since.There’s a part near the end of the song that … Continue reading

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The company Steve works for rented out the whole Fifth Third Ballpark & AJ’s for a picnic/carnival on Saturday. The kids had fun. Cale was especially enthralled by the perfect grass down on the field.

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the flood

I thought the water was high a few days ago, but now the bridge is completely under as well as the lowest section of the trail. It’s been raining steadily for about a week (following all the snow melt) and … Continue reading

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bread & wine

I was really excited when I found out several weeks ago on Shauna Niequist’s website that I could get an advance reader copy of her new book Bread & Wine. I had read her other books, Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet, … Continue reading

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