Change, Friends, Home

10 Lessons about moving

I keep a five-year journal , a charming little gem that allows me to write five-line entries for five years. Every day, it tells me exactly what I was doing the previous year on the same day. My daily entries from last year at this time included : Last visit to our home in Virginia. That… Continue reading 10 Lessons about moving

Family

More From the Homefront…

Last week, the news from my brother's house was the bootleg whiskey. Apparently, from Kelly's research, he believes the whiskey was aged in a barrel because charred oak barrels produce deeper colored whiskey. That explains the color that makes it look like, well, apple cider vinegar. I told Kelly's wife, Paula, that I could write a… Continue reading More From the Homefront…

Family

My Mom, the Bootlegger

Last week before my mom flew home to Utah after spending nearly two weeks visiting me in Virginia, my brother called her and said, “Hey, before you come home, I want you to track me down some of that Virginia moonshine whiskey I’ve been learning about on TV.” “What moonshine whiskey?” she wanted to know.… Continue reading My Mom, the Bootlegger

Community, From the News, Religion

Day to Serve and The Snowball Effect

Last January, I received a new church public affairs assignment. One of our first decisions was to encourage the members of our church to dedicate a day to serve. We explored the various needs in our communities. After reviewing some startling hunger statistics, we decided to focus on the needs of those who are considered… Continue reading Day to Serve and The Snowball Effect