Thursday, July 27, 2017


Zinnias, snapdragon, hydrangea, hummingbird-flower, black-eyed-susan... all in our garden! And there's more.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

NFP Awareness Week

This is NFP awareness week, and there have been so many beautiful testimonies on social media. Here's mine. #ThanksNFP #NFPAwarenessWeek

Monday, July 24, 2017

Old friends

One of the best things about the wedding was being with old friends--sweet, sweet reunions. Here's a photo at the end of the rehearsal dinner: Eileen and Sean from Manhattan, KS--she and I volunteered together at Birthright, her husband a professor and now head of Dept.--and we became such good friends, talking, cooking, walking the kids to the park so often. Compadres Yan and Wanda are also from the era, and Pepinos are from our Nebraska days.  
We have had so much time together as couples and as families... as I have always lived far from my sisters, these women, with their life of faith and the adventure of motherhood alongside mine, became my dears sisters in Christ. Thank you, God.


Sunday, July 23, 2017


Sunset at our local Veterans' Memorial. It gave me a moment of peace and reassurance about our own military officer candidate Number Four. Thank You, Lord of Life. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Colorguard practice/ kitten exercise

One of our summer joys is to see Number Seven working with her flag skills... and with her kittens! 

Friday, July 21, 2017


For the second summer, Susannah has been living with us and working here on campus. This summer Number Six works with her and they walk togther everyday to and from work. And sometime... they go out for sushi! Susannah is a delightful guest and a joyful addition to the household!