faith, Pandemic Wisdom

The Baby Thing

He's here. Our newest grandson, River Grant Ryan, arrived on December 2, just a few minutes after midnight. We believed he would be born on 12/1 but I think he was waiting to have a cool birthdate, 12/2/2020. He's beautiful and healthy, a pandemic baby from start to finish. His arrival sent a burst of… Continue reading The Baby Thing

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Tiptoeing To Christmas

Because of our unimaginable year many people made Christmas happen super fast already. The darkness and cold of winter, the pandemic not letting up, the angst of the election, the way different kind of holiday season approaching, I get it. People are desperately in need of cheer, light and color. Christmas is something we already… Continue reading Tiptoeing To Christmas

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Soul Reset

Raised in the panhandle of Texas, my husband is a master of short, to-the-point sayings. When someone has a bad attitude he often says he/she needs a "check up from the neck up." In these last months, I cannot tell you how many times I've found myself needing just such a check up. I've written… Continue reading Soul Reset

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Our Real Work

Remember way back to December 2019? I barely do. The world was different then. We were stressing and anticipating the holidays. We were planning trips and adventures for 2020. We were seeing friends, having lunch and working in offices. School was going on. College was happening. There were sports, concerts and people milling about hugging… Continue reading Our Real Work