A Different Kind of HARD

      We came because we agreed to be teen group leaders for Joni& Friends Family Camp. Families affected by disabilities came for retreat and respite from their unique lives. The connection was life changing.   During the month prior we wrestled to prepare meaningful curriculum, but truthfully, the task seemed impossible with the […]

Teacher, Hero, Mother-in-law

Dust has settled sifting sweet sorrow by joyful tears. So I write about my hero. She was a teacher. Not just in the elementary and special ed classrooms where she worked, but with her life – she taught. Without chalkboard, theory or effort she taught humility, joy, other-centeredness, simplicity, and love. I celebrate Mary Baer […]

Eyes to See – part 2 of 3

(Part 2 of 3 short posts. Thanks for stopping by…)We arrived early to participate with several hundred other volunteers at our community’s annual Services for the Homeless Fair. Several local churches chose to participate. Seeing familiar faces made it easier to be there. Although slightly nervous, I felt good about volunteering for such a worthy […]