We moved in late July to a house with a front porch and a mountain view.
Every single morning - and that's not hyperbole - I look north and am overcome with gratitude.
If you've ever lived in a house that is a HOME, you know this feeling. It's as if we were meant for this house … [Read More...]
"I can't bear it." You folded your hands over your face in misery.
We were reading the final chapters of "Charlotte's Web" and, though this is probably our third time reading it, your tender heart is not unmoved.
You have always felt things deeply - observing tiny details in nature … [Read More...]
Nineteen years ago, we were standing in my parent's kitchen - pink tile and dirty dishes. The house was empty and you leaned over to take a kiss from my lips. My first kiss.
A few days later, I told my parents, "I'm dating Tim Sheaffer." Matter-of-fact. I don't remember there being a … [Read More...]
If Compassion Experience comes to your city - GO.
Make a reservation or walk-in. Bring a handful of kids. Let them listen to the lives of four real children in Bolivia, Uganda, Kenya, and the Philippines.
You and your children will each be given an iPod and a headset. Then, … [Read More...]
Anna leaned in close to my 6-year-old and whispered, "Do you have a super power? I do! Can you guess what it is?" She was perfectly in-character - sparkling eyes, a contagious and mischievous grin, and spunk for miles.
My 6-year-old seriously pondered the question for a moment. … [Read More...]