Preparing for more than just moving

Preparing for more than just moving

I haven’t seen much of my husband lately. It’s a side-effect of Dana’s day job and his having grown up in Maine, working alongside his father, who ran a campground. By age 10, Dana and his two older brothers began learning how to drive a tractor, split wood, shock a well, wire electricity, run plumbing and build whatever was needed. I used to joke that I’d married the plumber, the electrician and the handyman.

Bath, A love letter

Bath, A love letter

Dear Bath,
Eighteen years ago, God blessed my husband, Dana, and I with our first home, a snug white New Englander abutting hundreds of acres of towering pine trees along your busy High Street. We brought our 9-month-old son, Judah, our long-haired black-and-white cat, Achilles – named for the black spots on his heels – a U-Haul of second-hand furniture and our dreams.

The Power of Persevering Prayer

The Power of Persevering Prayer

Do you believe in prayer? Six years ago, overwhelmed by the responsibilities of raising four children – one with special needs – I threw out a desperate prayer to God for help. That very week, a neighbor I barely knew marched down the street with her husband carrying...
Two decades of choosing to love

Two decades of choosing to love

Twenty-one years ago, when my high-school sweetheart and I stood before family and friends in my grandparent’s flower festooned church and pledged to love one another till death us do part, my idea of love resembled the stock photos found in ready-made frames. The...