Category Archives: Life

Cat with whiskers

One Thing Leads to Another…

People warn you about this kind of stuff all the time.  Look before you leap.  It’s a “slippery slope”.  There will be consequences for your decisions. They are right. One day you are just giving a bit of milk to a starving, scraggly, pitiful little … Read More

Thanksgiving Dressing

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving gatherings can be different things for different families.  For some of you it’s lovely table settings and festive centerpieces. For my family its about stuffing. Stuffing incredible numbers of dishes onto the serving table in the kitchen where my father’s mother fed her nine … Read More

Southern Zambia Village in the Late Afternoon

Late Afternoon Illumination

Colorful fabrics.  Warm smiles.  Tall grass. If you ever have a chance to spend a day in a southern Zambia village these are a few of the beautiful images that will become etched into your memory. But stick around until the shadows grow long and … Read More


A Gift Remembered

Her face is unknown to me.  Maybe her image is captured in some of the photographs I took that chilly morning.  I don’t know. Her face may not be remembered, but her simple act of faith lives on. Two Sundays, six days separating them, I … Read More

Science Hamster with Magnet

Getting to the Point

Kids.  Almost a hundred of them. Pencils.  So many pencils. Friction.   Wearing down those pencils.   Pencils that need to be sharpened. It’s a bigger problem than you might imagine. There are the regular old crank pencil sharpeners.  This Old Crank has been through … Read More


Who’s in Control?

God is our shelter and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken and mountains fall into the ocean depths; even if the seas roar and rage, and the hills are shaken … Read More

A Rest in the Prickly Pear Patch

Time to Be Still

Scratching out a living, finding our place in the pecking order, preening, nesting, tending our chicks;  like hens in the chicken yard we are usually on the move.   Before a finger presses the shutter to capture an image we are on to the next … Read More


Seeds of Hope

  The story is reaching its conclusion.   The show began in the warm days of summer.   Bright little leaves were followed by more, larger and laced with purple. It would be worth growing the purple hyacinth bean in the garden just for the leaf’s pleasant heart-shaped outline … Read More

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Balloons of Remembrance

There are days that stick in your mind and stay with you forever. November 22, 2010 is one of those days.  The word “cancer” was spoken that day; to me, and to the family of an eight-year-old boy named Rex. This is another one of … Read More

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Another Day of Thanksgiving

  Two years ago-   A Thanksgiving holiday full of uncertainty.   Still reeling from the diagnosis of cancer only days before, we came to the family gathering with  more questions than answers.   We were playing the waiting game that some of you know all too well. Waiting for the oncologist appointment, … Read More