Shifting Seasons

This morning I rose early and stumbled down the stairs with one eye opened, groggy but happy to be up to enjoy the day. My hubby and I went out for sushi last evening with friends, and then we stopped by our neighbors’ house on the way home for a glass of wine and a…

Bonnie’s Blueberry/Apple Crisp

Last evening was the first time that our little family has been together under one roof for a meal. We have been here for a few weeks, but haven’t taken time to have a meal together. I know it’s awful that we are so busy, running in every direction. It is so nice to have…

Unphased

One person — and I do mean person — has been utterly unphased at the remodeling going on at our house. Cement dust, boxes, broken tile pieces, chaos, scattered furniture, half-pained walls, stacks of books, stacks of clothes, masking tape, paint cans, grout, dozens of workers, trash, and lost items went unnoticed. The mess didn’t…

Daddy and Daughter

Our daughter just arrived in Israel from Cyprus… on Father’s Day. What a wonderful gift for daddy and daughter… for mama, too! The three of us will enjoy the land for about two weeks before returning to the states and our home in Texas. I miss our house, my living room, my dog…

Queen of Fun

Our daughter is currently in Milan, Italy. She has been traveling with a team of young people through Europe for the last month. This experience is her “cup of tea”–community living, team work, group outreach, serving, and sharing the joy of the hope that resides within her heart with others. Here they are in a…

The Untangler

I wish I had a dollar for every necklace my husband has untangled for me over the last 27 years. Even though his hands are much larger than mine, somehow he has the skill and most of all the patience to untangle the knotted links of any tiny chain. Little by little he unravels, untwists,…

On the Road

I guess it is not enough that we have been like nomads these last few weeks while in the states. Since our house is rented for a season, we have stayed in four homes in four weeks! We are so dependent upon the kindness and goodwill of our hosts, and we have had some incredible…

Breaking Bread

The Sabbath evening meal is a literal time to break bread together. During the liturgy, the challah or (Sabbath bread) is lifted and God is blessed and thanked for supplying “bread from the earth.” Then the bread is broken and not sliced with a knife. This is very important, because it was with a knife,…