If you’ve been around my email list for awhile, you know that my mother-in-law passed away in the fall of 2022 and handling her complicated estate became an all-consuming task that put my writing on hold. Well, I’m so happy to report that we’re nearing the end of that journey with the sale of her house being the last big item on the list. (And it seems like we already have a buyer lined up,
Earlier this month, I joined hundreds of others in a celebration of life for a world changer…and walked away challenged anew to make every moment count as I pursue my calling. I first met Pastor Russ Frase when he moved his family from Texas to help plant a new satellite church in the Denver area in conjunction with the church body where my dad was a pastor. His daughter was a year older than me and
I can be a bit of a clutz sometimes, especially when I’m tired, overwhelmed, or distracted. Which, thanks to a crazy day job project, is how I spent much of last week. As a result, I ran into things…and now have the bruises to prove it. Of course, in the moment of impact, I remember thinking “that’s going to leave a mark” but today as I look at the swirls of purple and yellow, I
How can you tell what kind of life a tree has had? Dendrochronology. A big, fancy scientific method that basically examines the rings and looks for clues. Trees grow faster in the spring and summer, adding layers of xylum next to their outermost bark. When fall and winter roll around, growth slows down. If you cut a cross-section through a tree trunk, you would see alternating light and dark sections representing those faster and slower growth periods.