Something Children and Flowers Have in Common

After we bought our current home and entered into the Chip & Joanna phase, we thought we’d dig up the bathtub garden that came with the place. (Yes, a bathtub buried in the yard as a flower garden. It was a thing back in the day.)  The tub wasn’t...

I would have made your life too small

I remember how we worried the night of your kindergarten graduation. We weren’t sure you could handle those three steps up onto the stage without help. We couldn’t imagine, then, that you would one day become the manager of a state championship boys’...

Why We Are Friends

Judy and I have been friends for more than sixty years. And this picture explains why. This is Judy’s mom (with her sweet smile) hugging my mom at a 40th wedding anniversary celebration. We surprised my parents that evening. All the family, friends, and...

Fully Vaccinated Sounds Like Magic Words

  Last year at this time, the magic words in life were still “Please”, “Thank You”, “Grandma’s house”, and “Help me, Jesus!” Today, though, Fully Vaccinated tops all of them except the one about Jesus. The...