Seeking Surf

What is it that brings you peace and freedom from fears during these Covid days? For me, it's time spent being refreshed by God's Word, reading a good book, and time at the beach. It's important to break away from the routines, the endless news cycle, and places of restriction. I try to make sure my kids get this too. I'm [...]

Making Time

I've heard it said that people make time for the things they love. Or maybe it's that we should make time... For what's important. Things like family and friends and chasing after dreams or sitting down to finish that book that was started weeks ago. Other important things always seem to make their way up front first, demanding the time, things [...]

Shore Birds

Noisy, playful, insistent, curious... I've got an idea in mind for a new book. And in this little book is where a seagull lives. I needed to get to the beach and  find my seagull. Thankfully this weekend was a perfect beach day kind of weekend. We packed all the usual, sunscreen, towels, body boards, and beach buckets. My family picked out their [...]

Thus Far, But No Farther

Who enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb; When I made a cloud its garment And thick darkness its swaddling band, And I placed boundaries on it And set a bolt and doors, And I said, ‘Thus far you shall come, but no farther; And here shall your proud waves stop’? Job 38:8-11 This passage came to mind as the kids and I [...]


"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. -Jeremiah 29:11,12 This is my prayer for my son. I pray he will always remember to call upon the Lord and [...]

A Day At the Beach With a Ballerina

  If I had a ship, I'd sail my ship, I'd sail my ship Through Eastern seas; Down to a beach where the slow waves thunder - The green curls over and the white falls under -   (From The Island by A.A. Milne)   She sings her own songs and dances away. Six is quite wonderful. A.A. Milne must have known and my little girl knows too. We read poems together from [...]