Remembering the Good Times

We recently had to make the tough decision to put our dog, Jake down.  Dan noticed he had a sore in his mouth so we took him to the vet.  The vet said it was a growth, but he would probably be able to take it out with surgery.  When they started doing the surgery […]

More Power

Last night, M.J. was playing a game where we had to “pew” many different creatures: giant robot spiders and monsters mostly.  We were using a gun he made out of blocks.  The gun would “run out of power” sometimes.  To put more power in the gun, M.J. hit the top of it.  I thought, it […]

Always Give Thanks

I had been thinking about writing a post about thankfulness and the sermon in church this morning was about thankfulness.  I know this year it can be harder to find things to be thankful for, but I want to remind you it is always possible.  Writing down things you are thankful for is helpful for […]

Playing With Fire

The other day Dan lit a candle and M.J. was very interested in it.  Dan told M.J. we don’t play with fire because it’s very dangerous.  I was reminded how often we can play with metaphorical fires in our lives.  Sometimes when people tell us we shouldn’t do something, it makes us want to do […]

Talking Without Speaking

The other day Dan had me listen to a song that he really liked.  He thought I would like it, too.  He was right.  “And in the naked light I saw, ten thousand people, maybe more.  People talking without speaking.  People hearing without listening.  People writing songs that voices never share and no one dared […]

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