Category Archives: Family

Return to Paradise, Again

John Prine spent his life searching for and sharing truth, beauty and an irascible sense of humor through music. My life is better for having known and shared his music. Continue reading

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An Ancient Longing

There is something deeply satisfying about burning pasture, something powerful and primeval. And… a bit risky… Continue reading

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Worth the Pain

Ever see somebody knock themselves out? I saw my oldest brother do it twice in twenty minutes. Who knew milking cows could be so dangerous? Continue reading

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In the Wake of Bitter News

Even in the aching numbness of loss, let us remember–and cherish–the amazing power of love. Continue reading

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The Best Poor Christmas

It isn’t being poor or rich that determines the quality of our giving; it is our determination to honor those we love and celebrate the One we worship. Continue reading

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Christmas at the Community Church

With an angel standing on a stool and shouting directions to Joseph and Mary, it was a little different take on the Christmas story–and a thoroughly enjoyable one! Continue reading

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Hold to Such Memories

The longer I live, the more I treasure the memories of family gatherings and see such memories as sacred fragments. Continue reading

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