Here’s to amazing foster care providers during an extraordinary time

Here’s to amazing foster care providers during an extraordinary time

We have met some incredible people during our journey as foster care providers, men and women who rise to significant challenges every single day, and then wake up the next morning (sometimes from a bedroom floor where they have slept all night) and rise again. I met a very capable, very young woman during my [...]

Friday Faves — Pizza, a Little Drummer and a birthday boy

Friday Faves — Pizza, a Little Drummer and a birthday boy

Generally, I spend the day after Thanksgiving digesting a giant meal, hauling out the holly and singing Christmas carols along with my friends Bing Crosby, Kenny Rogers and Amy Grant. This year, I'm adding a couple of tunes to the playlist and my needle seems to be stuck on one in particular. Have you heard [...]

Peter Piper

Peter Piper

I have no logical explanation for the red and green explosion that is happening right now in my family room, where a couple of seeds we planted 2½ years ago continues to produce a plethora of peppers that would make Peter Piper proud. Against all odds, those little red hot chili peppers rooted themselves in [...]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

The Joseph I know earned his dream coat with astounding resiliency and an easy charm. We picked that cap and gown up the second it was available and he popped them on his head and around his shoulders immediately, then  strutted around our neighborhood. "I can't believe I graduated," he said repeatedly throughout the following [...]