Wooden Spoons

By |2022-11-23T10:39:57-06:00November 23, 2022|

This is my favorite Christmas story from when my sons were little. This is also one of the first stories I ever got published. It was in a church Advent devotional and people still tell me how much this story meant to them that year. When I think of Thanksgiving and Christmas it's the little slice of life moments like this that I share. [...]

“He’s Not Just Eight!”

By |2022-11-21T09:16:38-06:00November 21, 2022|

Gary and I went to Steve’s school on Friday for a special day for grandparents. We saw everything the kids do at Grace Lutheran and our four-year-old could not have been more excited. We listened to books being read, enjoyed a chapel service, ate sugar-filled treats which was Steven's favorite part, and worked together on crafts. A good time really was had by all. [...]

I’ll Love You Forever

By |2022-11-19T08:30:03-06:00November 19, 2022|

Today is National Play Monopoly Day which brings to mind a story I wrote over thirty years ago. I think we need to start playing Monopoly with my grandson. One evening, I was playing Monopoly with a family friend and my sons, fourteen-year-old Justin and sixteen-year-old Nicholas. The game was going smoothly until Justin, in a characteristic, major capitalistic move wanted to buy several [...]

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