That Awkward Phone Moment…

The phone rings and your caller i.d. flashes the name of a dear one¬†you’ve been particularly bad at keeping in touch with over the past year or so. You stare at the screen and in the course of a few seconds, you must decide whether to answer or not. One one hand, OF COURSE youContinue reading “That Awkward Phone Moment…”

Family, Nutella, and Photobombs

When I last visited my brother ¬†Zachary and his wife Natalie in Philadelphia, my older brother, Nathaniel, also made the trip. We went to a small Italian grocery store. We took this picture, although I didn’t know what faces were being made behind me at the time it was taken: The next weekend, after I’dContinue reading “Family, Nutella, and Photobombs”

My Extended Foster Family

When my sister Bethany and her partner Julie decided to become foster parents, I wasn’t sure what to expect any more than they really were. I mean, I knew they would be great parents – it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to deduce that two people willing to wholeheartedly pursue careers serving kids with severeContinue reading “My Extended Foster Family”

Psalmody: A Benediction

In the spirit of this wonderful Christmas season, when I am reminded of what abundant blessings are in this life, I want to share another psalm/hymn from the old church Psalmody I found tucked away in my parents home! One of the most beautiful elements that I love about this benediction is the emphasis onContinue reading “Psalmody: A Benediction”