Beauty Surrounds Us

Sabbatical Day 11 Lori and I are spending the week on Minnesota’s North Shore, about 25 minutes up Highway 61 from Two Harbors. It’s been a good week. We’ve had opportunities to sit and stare at Lake Superior, to read, to write, and to take hikes through state parks.  (Side note: The week after Memorial … More Beauty Surrounds Us

Watching for New

Our home backs up to a wooded area.  Every spring, I try to pay attention to the trees, plants and other growing things coming back to life.  I go out and look at the buds on the trees.  Because it seems like we go from bare branches to small, green leaves overnight.  And I want to “notice” when the … More Watching for New

The Law of Love

The new fence went in this past week around the playground at Trinity. It replaces the (quite ugly) temporary, plastic fencing that has been in place since the beginning of the school year. We put the fence in to fulfill a state licensing requirement, needed because the Trinity Nursery School was expanding its hours. We … More The Law of Love

Well Done

Do you remember the first time you felt really, really trusted?  The first time that someone entrusted you with an important responsibility, or a task?  I remember when I was young, probably just in jr. high, and my parents and my brothers had to go out of town for something, and they left me completely … More Well Done

Crossing Boundaries

Sam, our youngest son, and I were on a canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area trip a couple of weeks ago.  We’d been paddling up along the Canadian border.  It was our last night in the wilderness and we were looking for our camp site. Paddling on two different lakes, Alpine and then … More Crossing Boundaries