I grew up in church, as did so many of my generation. As kids we would often compare, “Oh, you’re Baptist? I’m Presbyterian.” Or, “I’m Catholic and he’s Lutheran.” The Baptists were the Amen-ers, and the Presbyterians were stoic. Catholics and Lutherans were the kneelers and others spoke in tongues. Despite the differences…whether Christian or not, just about everyone knew who Jesus… Read More
Tucked in tight, the light from the hall casts sleepy shadows as Mom sits on the edge of my bed. My small voice begins the familiar words, “Now, I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep….” Kissing me goodnight, her footsteps creak across the wood floor to my older brother’s room. I hear whispers, then his… Read More
Where were you in 1978? I was a young newlywed. My husband was building his career, I was building our home. Life was good. We were secure. Safe. Yet, the world was tossing and turning in places I never heard of, and as a young adult, I still had much to learn. Today, in 2016, I had the privilege of meeting… Read More
Do you remember telling scar stories when you were a kid? You know, everyone out-telling their friends how they earned their badges of honor? We just couldn’t stand to wait our turn because our scar was just as exciting as the other guy’s – or even better. I have a half-inch scar on my knee, a continual reminder for one of my scar stories…. Read More
Cathedral of Córdoba ….breathtaking…. St. Patrick’s Cathedral.. I’m not really sure how to explain my feelings. I very much wanted to go back. We spent a good couple of hours there and it still didn’t feel like enough time. The history, the enormity of the structure.. Always leaves me speechless….Written by Autumn while in Dublin I know what she means.
It was nearly 20 years ago my husband came to me and said, “Will you support me if I do this thing?” This thing was leaving his present place of a seemingly secure job and open his own practice…Accounting practice, that is. Working diligently for various firms over the years, and earning his CPA license 10 years prior to the above question, he was itching to… Read More