Faith, Prayer

Prayer Journaling

Prayer is both an awesome privilege and a humbling struggle for me. I love my time in prayer. I love knowing I have the Father’s ear. I love knowing that Jesus, even now, is interceding for me (Romans 8:34). I revel in the fact that when I don’t know how to pray, the Holy Spirit… Read More Prayer Journaling

Faith, Family, Prayer

To Offend or Not?

I am a Christian – the kind of Christian that some people take offense to: a “there is only one way to heaven and that is Jesus” Christian; an “all people who do not accept Jesus as Savior are doomed to an eternity in torment” Christian; a “being good is never good enough” Christian. I… Read More To Offend or Not?


A Tourist at Home

Sun shining, temperatures climbing steadily towards the upper 90s, and the humidity keeping pace, I took myself on a date today to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, and the adjacent square: a tourist in my adopted hometown. Having lived in the area for 17 years, I’ve adjusted to the hot summers,… Read More A Tourist at Home


Tomatoes and Cucumbers

Tomatoes and cucumbers for breakfast – along with meat, cheese, and delicious bread with cherry jelly. Cabbage served many ways. Kayaking. Feeding swans and ducks. Shabbat celebration. New friends. Old friends. These are just a few of the memories made during our almost two weeks in Ostroda, Poland this summer. We went for the third… Read More Tomatoes and Cucumbers

Goals & Planning

Back Porch Relaxing

I am sitting on my back porch, with my laptop, catching up on email, reading blogs, enjoying the view. I spent the morning doing errands, preparing for our mission trip to Poland – we leave on Friday – and taking care of little things around the house. I enjoy the summers off I get with… Read More Back Porch Relaxing