Life and Such

Packing List

Packing List

Realm Makers is this week. It starts Thursday with the Early Bird session. Traveling from a small town in the Southwest, my journey begins Tuesday morning with a shuttle ride, an all-day stay at the airport, and a red-eye flight. There are a couple of other people who are also arriving early on Wednesday. I’ve […]

Playing the Race Card

Playing the Race Card

Guest Blogger: HG Ferguson Like it or not, no one can escape it these days, not even us writers—The R-Card. Race relations—or the lack thereof—confront us daily everywhere. To ignore these issues is futile, and to address them is fraught with peril because all too often, on every side of this question, worldview, presuppositions, and […]

Running Out of Spoons

Running Out of Spoons

I’ve been all out of spoons lately. I don’t normally deal with this issue, though I know lots of people who do. But the thing is, the things that tapped my spoon supply blindsided me. Blogger Christine Miserandino developed the Spoon Theory as a way of explaining her chronic illness to a friend. This caught […]

Exercising GEKE Style

I’m up for anything that will get me and/or my family moving. We’ve been wanting to take our kids geocaching. My daughter went with her grandparents and had fun. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I’m sure we’ll end up doing it a few times this summer and fall. This […]

When Happened 

When Happened 

There are things in life that you know are “not if but when”. This week “when” happened at least to a certain extent. We moved to the White Mountains of Arizona in 2008, only six years after the Rodeo-Chediski Fire. Five years ago our area experienced the Wallow Fire, which was fairly close but didn’t directly affect us. […]

In Orlando, life goes on … but differently

In Orlando, life goes on … but differently

When I got out of my car at church on Sunday and heard a police helicopter overhead, I was mildly curious about what was going on, but I didn’t give it much thought. Then in Sunday school our group leader mentioned that we needed to pray for “the nightclub shooting.” I thought he meant the […]

Make New Friends

Make New Friends

Remember that childhood song about making new friends and keeping the old? Silver and gold. That’s been me recently. We started a new small group at beginning of the academic year. It’s the second one we’ve been in since moving here. Some of my closest friends in my town came from our first group. I knew all of […]