They Upend Me

And I’ve learned, that someone who is poured out, can’t be upended. I’ve learned that I find refreshment in refreshing them. I’ve learned that it is only when I insist on keeping myself upright, that I am losing control.

I’ve wondered why they dump it all out…

Tiptoe Through

My friend Heather is a remarkable talent. Her eye for peaceful colors, environments and vignettes is very, very keen. She recently posted a photo on facebook of a small table display that included a tall glass vase with dirt in the bottom and white tu…

Menu Monday

I’ve decided to do something that might be helpful.

It might be embarrassing (to me), but it might also bring a little comfort.

I’m going to start posting our weekly menu for the Kelso house.

I don’t expect anyone to jump for joy, but I do…

Fearful and Wonderful

“For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well.…

Dry Erase Menu Board Tutorial

Did I really need a new dry erase menu board? Well, not if you define need as “wouldn’t survive without,” but if you saw the old one…you might call it a need too.

Here’s the menu board I’ve been using.

It’s fine really, it does the job.…

The Ruler Yet

Owen was quiet and thoughtful on the way home from church last night. When I asked them all who had a good time he was hesitant and finally said, “I had a bad night in ministry team.”

Nine years of lanky growth and not a bit of it strong enough to h…

7 Thoughts on Love

Valentine’s Day is this week so these quotes and messages stood out to me in regard to marriage:

Dreams grow best in an atmosphere of love.
Don’t fight to win, fight to understand.
Train your eye to see beauty in each other’s average moments…

Beauty is Vain

Oscar Wilde:

“It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.”

“You do not love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her.”

Mark Twain:

“One is apt to overestimat…


The Fool has said in his heart, “there is no God.”

Psalm 14:1

I was thinking about this verse over the weekend. How we view the words foolish and wise. How we seem to think that a fool is simply a clown and a wise man must have great intellect.…

He Believes

Yesterday morning I laid Aron’s clothes out for him in the living room. He was still eating breakfast in the kitchen and we were running late so instead of making him run upstairs to find clothes I decided to bring them down and help him dress once he…