Love and Mashed Potatoes

You know how something happens, how you experience something or learn something, and you realize that nothing will ever be the same again? You realize that moment will forever separate time into the category of ‘before’ and ‘after’? That happened to me last week. My older two boys had an afternoon Volleyball game and I…Read more »

Mennonite Olympics

Every culture has their thing that they’re known for. In the inner circles.  By the members.  Usually it’s not the lofty creeds or inspiring words of the founding fathers.  It’s something more ‘rubber meets the road,’ an everyday life kind of thing. I am a Mennonite. Our ‘things’ are God, food, and cleanliness. The order…Read more »

“Let’s go Christmas shopping together as a family,” we said. On a Saturday two weeks before Christmas, no less. “This is a good idea, we will make memories as a family,” we thought. Well, we did make memories. We were right about that. It had been a long time of tough slogging. Too much pressure. …Read more »