Armed & Dangerous

In the early 1990’s I went on a mission trip to Costa Rica. I was thrilled at the prospect of learning Spanish and doing life in a completely different culture. My parents decided to surprise me and flew down to spend a week with me and my team. Everyone took turns...

Blessed Assurance

Right after Christmas, my husband flew to Arizona to take a three-week course. We almost never go across the line without first purchasing additional medical insurance. However, because of the holidays, our insurance company was closed prior to Mark’s departure.  I...

In God We Trust

Trust. It’s a big deal. Just ask the wife whose husband has had an affair. Ask the partner who’s been shafted in a business deal. Ask the patient searching his surgeon’s eyes before he is rolled into the operating room. Trust is important. With it great partnerships...

A Time To Mend

After the hustle and bustle of Christmas, there is something extremely cathartic in the annual New Year cleanup. Dump runs, recycling, closet purges and general decluttering help restore order and serenity to our surroundings. While some refuse to part with anything,...

The Gift Of Presence

Have you ever stopped to think about how much of our lives are spent rushing here and there, doing this and that – with minimal and superficial interaction with those around us? Parents spend hours in mini-vans carting kids from one activity to another. This...