DWELL–Retreat Announcement–Join Us?

I've been waiting to share this almost-a-secret for two months--ta da! After last fall’s Abide writing retreat, which Kimberlee Conway Ireton and I both felt was a little glimmer of Heaven, we were very excited to hold another retreat. This one will be different, of course but we’re going to try to keep the same [...]

Why we need to Slow Down

I spent three days last week—Thursday through Sunday—on a trip to Southern Oregon from my home in Seattle.  It was a LONG drive over mountains and through valleys, across highways and mountain passes, complete with wind and rain and snow. I took a few photos as I rounded the curves and the corners along the way [...]

Deck Time–When God Reminds You He is More Than Enough

I know my Heavenly Father is rich. Yeah, yeah.  I know.  He owns the cattle on a thousand hills and all that. I’m a Christian, have been for over 40 years, but wow, you can carry some crazy, mixed up buried kinda feelings into your life with Jesus if you’re not careful. I was sitting [...]

Push Through–Notes from My Journal

I was sitting outside on the deck last week, writing my 'Sabbath on the Page' (LL Barkat phrase) and thinking about our family's recent journey through a very difficult season.Here are the notes from my journal that day:~~~~~~~~~~~Sit outside on the deck in the drips of a dreary day and you might be gifted with [...]