Teachers Who Inspire a Future of Hope: Hope Series #31

Teachers Who Inspire a Future of Hope: Hope Series #31

My Creative Writing teacher in high school is one of the big reasons I’m a writer today. The notes and comments he made on my papers and journal writing made me feel like I had something to say worth listening to. He told me I had a future as a writer. In movies like:...
Have You Heard the News? Hope Series #30

Have You Heard the News? Hope Series #30

What is your first response when someone excitedly says to you, “Hey, have you heard the news?” When one of our grandkids says something like that, they instantly have my attention. I know it’s going to be good, at least good for them. News of a new puppy at their...

Flourish and Thrive Retreat, April 14-16, 2024

Well, I guess it’s been too long since I updated my pages–three years and seven retreats ago to be exact! Here are a few photos from the spring retreat at Black Butte Ranch. View from the meadow Cold walk to the meadow Flourish and Thrive group Meeting with prayer...
It’s Not Enough to Just Believe

It’s Not Enough to Just Believe

Tis the season for Hallmark, plus a wide range of other Christmas movies old and new. Some are based on the actual reason we celebrate Christmas, but most are either crazy humor or fluffy sentiment. I like a mix of all. But I’m disturbed by the sweet-sounding advice...