Do I know you?

Early in my marriage, Jackie and I took a trip to Costa Rica. In preparation for the trip, we read books, reviewed maps and talked to people who had traveled there previously. One of the things we heard repeatedly was that Costa Rican merchants would accept American dollars and everybody spoke English. These things were […]

On Cultivating a Little Life

“Now the range of our possible sufferings is determined by the largeness and nobility of our aims.  It is possible to evade a multitude of sorrows by the cultivation of an insignificant life.  Indeed, if it be a man’s ambition to avoid the troubles of life, the receipt is perfectly simple–let him shed his ambitions […]

What are you lookin at

Who Told You that You Were Naked?

There is something about people and our words.  “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.”  James 3:9 Jordan came home from school today and said, ” Mom, everyone looks at me weird.”   My first thought was, ‘ Welcome […]