Category Archives: recovery

Step 1: Angry Birds

We celebrated Jon-Mical’s birthday this weekend. He turned 5 on Friday. It was an Angry Bird affair with Angry Bird banners, Angry Bird paper plates, Angry Bird napkins and even a big green cake with towers to knock down, a slingshot to use, and a fierce red cardinal glaring up from the middle of the… Continue Reading

Empty Pots and Perfect Joy

The morning sun rises hot but beautiful over the good-sized village of Nazareth.  The whole town wakes up in celebration and anticipation of the day ahead.  Nowhere is that excitement more vibrant than in the two homes of two young people, Benjamin & Sarai.   Today is their wedding day. Their fathers have been friends since… Continue Reading

New Years Step 1

We are two weeks into the New Year. For most of us the holiday weariness is just passing and we are starting to get our traction again for the winter days ahead. Maybe we are reevaluating our New Year’s resolutions or 2013 goals. I was going to read through the Bible this year but I’m… Continue Reading


Twelve years ago Josh and Jacob decided to get me the Christmas gift of my dreams. I have always wanted a chocolate Lab, a beautiful dog, as noble in its stature as it is gentle in its demeanor. Just before Christmas in 1997 the boys came walking in with a brown bundle of fur, complete… Continue Reading