SNAFU

SNAFU is a military acronym for Situation Normal: All Fouled Up. In other words, a perfect descriptor for day-to-day life. A couple weeks ago, my college-aged son invited nine of his closest friends over for the weekend. Yeah, you read that correctly. NINE. WTH? These would become our first official overnight guests in our new … More SNAFU

Panera-ramic Vision

One of my favorite things to do is to have lunch at Panera Bread–just me and a book to read. And you know, as I sit there alone in Panera Bread stores, from the east coast to the midwest, I can’t help but notice something. A lot of young mothers like to take their child/children … More Panera-ramic Vision

Of Fire and Lions

A lot of us have Israel on our bucket lists. I know it’s on mine. Take those larger-than-life Old Testament heroes. Even if your only interaction with them was back in Sunday School, most of us have some vague memories of those tales from days of old. And their stories never grow tired. In times … More Of Fire and Lions

The Dick House

Every year, parents send their sons and daughters away to college hoping they will study hard, find a core group of friends, and experience the time of their lives as they prepare for their future endeavors. We were no different. We sent our youngest off to a small Lutheran college in the midwest. We expected … More The Dick House