The Inbox

Here are a few things that have made me think, smile, or laugh over this past week: Quote: Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone. Dorothy Parker Photo: Video: JJ Heller: At My Table This video has … Read More

Things I like

Here are a few things that have made me think, smile, or laugh over this past week: Interesting phrase from Butterfield, Hospitality what humbles us cannot hurt us, but what puffs up our pride unwaveringly will. Photo: Video: Nauseous waiters: … Read More

Estar en Babia

There is a phrase some Spanish children hear all the time in school, “¿Estás en Babia?” It is our equivalent of, “Are you daydreaming?” “To be in Babia” became an easy way to describe someone who was someplace else mentally. … Read More

Shrill and opinionated

I had worked for many years with rickety logic: religious busyness is the same thing as spiritual maturity. The more you do, the more you love Jesus. I’d never have put it this tactlessly. But it was the air I … Read More


One of the many interesting thoughts from Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray “You are a sceptic.” “Never! Scepticism is the beginning of faith.” I greatly appreciated my first time reading through this book. There are many things to … Read More


From Reynolds, Rebecca K. Courage, Dear Heart: Letters to a Weary World God never meant for the Christian life to be one bright day of salvation followed by four decades of pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, trying harder to … Read More

Grotzke Adoption Update

Waiting. That summarizes fairly well where we are at in the adoption process. All of our paperwork was sent in at the end of the summer. Now all there is to do is wait for the government offices to make … Read More