Who Is My Neighbor?

I just took a class about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and I'll be sorting through those ideas and perspective for a long time. Partly, because the class was taught by a Palestinian-Muslim woman and so I'm learning to take what she has told us about her experience as truth and also listen to the perspective and … Continue reading Who Is My Neighbor?

Bridging the Gap

The other day I went on a field trip with our Family Literacy program to the Museum of Nature and Science. We have had a membership here since Bea was little. One of our favorite activities is exploring the dioramas, the hall of life, and the dinosaurs. As I was talking with other moms, I … Continue reading Bridging the Gap

The Blessing of Curiosity

When I was in Nepal, some friends came to visit and we decided to take an airplane flight around Mt. Everest. I wasn't much of a hiker then, so even trekking to Base Camp didn't hold much of an appeal. But I knew I wanted to see the highest peak in the world. The flight … Continue reading The Blessing of Curiosity

Reframing the Story Arc

Have you ever played that game, If you could only have one book forevermore on a desert island, which one would it be? Sometimes, I feel like I'm playing that game with the girls. We listen to the same song over and over again in the car; Elle always reads Goodnight, Moon or Quiet Time with … Continue reading Reframing the Story Arc

A Blessing for Walking Humbly

On Sundays, I thought I’d highlight a blessing to start our week. This week’s theme is walking humbly and this song from Heatherlyn Music immediately came to mind. Heatherlyn was our artist in residence at church a year ago and her music has changed the way I worship. https://youtu.be/JRowCmONnR4 EVER by Heatherlyn Music Peace, ever Joy, ever Following you … Continue reading A Blessing for Walking Humbly