Halloweenie

Halloweenie

Heard at a neighbor’s door tonight: “Oh, we have a pirate, a volleyball player … and, who is this cute little S.W.A.T man? “Halloweenie,” responds the little guy. “Well, are you a police man?” “No … I’m...
Clean It … Quick

Clean It … Quick

Looking in the sink, I was struck at a bit of a life lesson. Speed Police had graced our table with yet another rendition of her favorite meal. Noodles with butter and parmesan. That pasta is her Spindletop. The perfect meal. Thankfully, she also serves some type of...
Open Door

Open Door

I’ve noticed that my younger children have bought into our empowerment experiment a bit more voraciously than my older 2. They tend to meet our tasks fairly head on with out a lot of lip, sarcastic come-backs or the all too familiar tween/teen sigh-rolls (you...
New Tricks…

New Tricks…

Every couple months, we get the amazing joy and privilege of having Jon’s dad, Dick, come visit. To say he blesses us in an understatement. He’s in an interesting spot in life. After acting as Field Chairman for New Tribes Mission in Bolivia for a few...
Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

Last night, Jon & I went to see a movie that was really great. Now, before you race out and buy a ticket (which I think would bless you), I should probably point out that people in my family actively avoid flics I might recommend. There was a period in my life...
Table Talk – The Value of Pain

Table Talk – The Value of Pain

Today’s Table Talk is by author of the blog “Growing Up Well”. He’s a good friend of my brother and just happens to be MOAT friends Ann & Nancy’s cousin. He’s in the trenches with tween/teen kids and offers great insight into...

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