On being known

On being known

For the past week since school took a break for summer, our 14-year-old daughter has been hanging out almost daily with a group of friends. A couple of guys in the group ride skateboards, and they will ride across town to spend time with friends at our house. A few...
Five ideas to get started with an art journal

Five ideas to get started with an art journal

Maybe you read my last post about starting an art journal — or creative journal — and you want to get started. But if you are like me, you are afraid you wouldn’t know how to begin! I’ve noticed that every day, I seem to get more and more ideas of what I...
My favorite podcasts of 2018

My favorite podcasts of 2018

I should really keep an ongoing diary of the random facts, interesting tidbits and helpful advice that pours into my ears each day listening to podcasts. It’s hard for me to even make it through a conversation without interjecting at least once: “I heard...
A hair-raising experience

A hair-raising experience

When we moved to a new community four-and-a-half years ago, it was a huge transition for our entire family to build relationships, engage in the community and find our place. As much as I love an adventure, I’m also learning how much I value knowing what to...