Unbridled Hope

Last week I had the opportunity to see a video of my daughter maneuvering obstacles on her horse, Stanley, without a saddle or a bridle. Let’s just consider that for a minute. Emma was riding a 1500-pound animal and the only manner in which to control him was by leg commands and trust and respect….

King of My Heart

I tend to feel deeply and can wear my heart on my sleeve and in my eyes. This is good, in some cases, but in some situations, and I can usually see it coming, I end up in a line of people whose flights have been cancelled and I am the only one in tears….

Completion – Ethiopia

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” -A.A. Milne I think of little Gemechu all the…

Strength in Discomfort – Ethiopia

After I returned from Ethiopia, I was acutely aware of why the trip had been timed as it had, why I had been called to go at that time in that year and why, it was once again, God setting me up to breathe, float, and even swim, above the waves. I became aware of…

Perfectly Fit

I pray for my children’s future spouses. I pray they are being prepared just as I am trying to prepare my kids. I pray specifically for qualities that I believe will complement each of my children. Most of all I pray for a common foundation that will last through the storms of life. But I…