10 Reasons to Have Faith through Difficult Moments

10 Reasons to Have Faith through Difficult Moments

“Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them.” – Rita Levi-Montalcini Another school year has ended. The rhythm of our lives has thankfully slowed to a reasonable pace. There is no 5:45 am wake time for my boys, at least...
Writing Wednesday: On Broccoli, Novel-Writing, and the May First Draft Challenge

Writing Wednesday: On Broccoli, Novel-Writing, and the May First Draft Challenge

“Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” –Anne Lamott, on Broccoli and First Drafts, from Bird by Bird, Some Instructions on Writing and Life Yesterday, my family and I made the drive from Brussels, Belgium back home to Prague, Czech...
Rising Up Again

Rising Up Again

“All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming it.” -Helen Keller Have you ever seen an amaryllis bulb? It seems to be one of the largest of the traditional garden bulbs– so big that it fills my hand when I hold one. Usually, a...