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I’m so thankful for people that I can call friends. It makes a difference in life, it really does. Yesterday I was reminded of this three different times, in three different ways. We need friends…other people…fellow sojourners. “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those … Continue reading Friends
Do I really have the permission to call the world around me my canvas? Do I have the freedom, the audacity, the creativity, and the imagination to wade in and create on that canvas? Or am I nothing more than a detached observer? [Paul Richardson, A Certain Risk, p. 109] During my first read through … Continue reading The World is My Canvas!
Our little MJ is this. In fact, if often seems as if her smile overwhelms her entire body as a her arms and legs begin to fling about and she turns her head as if to say, “Enough….I can’t take it…I’m so happy I think I might explode!”
“The artist’s job is to reveal the real nature of things through picture or story or song, to show the rest of us what is really there when we are content with the misleading surface of things. As Pope John Paul II has written, “Artists are constantly in search of the hidden meaning of things, … Continue reading The artists job
Thanks for your prayers for my first day of teaching. It was a long day–2 hour drive to campus, 2 meetings, 4 hours of translating, teaching for 2 hours, and then a two hour drive home. It was a good day but I’m glad not every day is like this! I enjoyed meeting my students … Continue reading First day of new semester!
After working hard, doing homework, adjusting to a new school with new routines and new friends, playing soccer, and taking mid-semester tests, both G and E have finished their first quarter. We are proud of them both for their hard work.
“…the Spirit of God beckons our souls to breathe in elegant simplicity. Even on pressure-fulled days, we must be free to pick up the pace or slow down. Free to stop and worship God for a few minutes…”
Our two hour trip home from the airport took 5 hours due to some excess traffic, but we are in our home now. Next item on the todo list is to wash all the mold from our clothes, pillows, and mattresses that have been sitting for nearly a year. This should be fun! [Update: The … Continue reading Dust and Mold
Let me take a moment to thank you once again for you for your prayers and encouragement to our family. We are so appreciative.