Doing the Next Thing and the futility of five-year plans. Yes, again.

...Because I still need some practice at this, I guess. The long, slow slide into summer stability was slower than anticipated this year. I'm just now feeling like I've got my "sea legs" so to speak with having the kids home, and June is nearly over. The grey fog that I now recognize as the … Continue reading Doing the Next Thing and the futility of five-year plans. Yes, again.

Thoughts on Christmas Trees –a dilemma

After about 15 minutes of philosophical discussion on whether to get a real tree again this year or finally break down and get an artificial one, the latter choice became the one. We now have a genuine Made In China plastic and metal "tree" in our living room. The irony? We'd also talked a couple … Continue reading Thoughts on Christmas Trees –a dilemma

Ramblings and Thoughts on Christian Education

We are truly blessed to be living where we are with an excellent Christian school just 1.5 miles down the road. As a matter of fact, the kids' schooling was a major factor in our moving back to Wisconsin. Had we remained in Arizona, we would not have been able to afford to keep Elanor … Continue reading Ramblings and Thoughts on Christian Education

Phoenix, Dirty Silver, and Other Metaphors

I wrote this a year ago tomorrow, but thought it might be worth putting up here. Some of you may have read it before, as I originally intended it to be used as a prayer letter. Hope it makes as much sense now as it did then.  Phoenix, Dirty Silver and Other Fiery MetaphorsApril 10, 2006                 It is no … Continue reading Phoenix, Dirty Silver, and Other Metaphors