Hold On

If you look really closely you'll see a hint of burgundy popping through the leaves. And burgundy leaves mean fall is coming. And fall is followed by winter. And winter drags on faaaaaar too long here in Minnesota. I caught myself mid-conversation with the kids over the weekend. Each time I pull into the beautiful tree-lined neighborhood we live in, I pointed out the spattering of golden … [Read more...]

A Culture of Respect

"Children honor your father and your mother ~ this is the first commanment with a promise ~ that all may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth." I just returned from a visit with Jill and OJ at their new home in Redskins land, and this verse ran through my mind over and over while I was there. When I arrived on Wednesday, OJ's father and his 'uncle' Mr. Aliu, along with his … [Read more...]

Hello and Goodbye

Mike and I came back from the cruise and were able to enjoy a week together before our four kids (plus Matt as a counselor) returned from the summer camp they attend every year. But what a whirlwind week it was, as the NFL Lockout was lifted and the ensuing frenzy that took place before all 32 teams could begin training camp by week's end. Aside from the mayhem, we were given a week together that … [Read more...]