Living & Growing

I’m a product of my generation

Come on people now, smile on your brother.


Breaking bread in the new year

There’s always room at the table.



I love reading stories about dramatic rescues.

Living with the need to know

Living with uncertainty is a part of life.

Struggling with the paradoxes of life

Some of us are caught up in sameness.

Tikkun olam: Finding the light in darkness

Light can mean brightness and illumination.

More than hoping for the best

“The world hopes for the best, but the Lord offers the best hope.”

Living & Growing: Dead fish

“Do you think I’ll die if I lick a dead salmon?” How do you answer that as a parent? stock image.

Living & Growing: Putting off falsehood and speaking truth truthfully

We live in a very diverse nation and world where exclusion and “otherizing” is an all too common reaction to people with whom we disagree,… Continue reading stock image.

Thumbing our nose at death

Halloween is our way of facing our fears head on.

Guy Crockroft, age 18. (Courtesy Photo | Guy Crockroft)

Living & Growing: My three fathers

“A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.” Psalm 68:5 Baby Boomers will remember the show… Continue reading

Guy Crockroft, age 18. (Courtesy Photo | Guy Crockroft)

Finding life in the dirt

There are few activities as rewarding as digging potatoes.

Living & Growing: Our Heavenly Father’s open arms

Have you ever longed for someone to really look forward to you coming home? Maybe you are one of those blessed people who experience the… Continue reading

Living & Growing: I can be an imbecile

I have no idea what I’m doing most of the time. Take dinner the other night. There is always an element of adventure in our… Continue reading