Too many rules rule us. Try five.

Too many rules rule us. Try five.

Traveling involves a lot of rules. There are rules about what you can bring, how big it can be and how much it can weigh. Rules about when you can sit down and stand up and use the restroom. Every country we come from or go to has its own rules. Every country applies...
Someone Made Room For You

Someone Made Room For You

I grew up in a traditional Midwestern White Anglo-Saxon Protestant suburban family just past the middle of the last century. My parents didn’t have the proverbial average 2.5 children, just 2. In our kitchen, each member of the family had an each equal side of the...
We Are Family. Ask Us About Our Stories.

We Are Family. Ask Us About Our Stories.

Do you remember the song We Are Family?  It was sung by four sisters, who named their singing group Sister Sledge. It was a song about families.  It featured a catchy tune that was popular in 1979 and continues to be used in commercials and is heard often at weddings....
We Are Family.  We Just Haven’t Met Yet.

We Are Family. We Just Haven’t Met Yet.

I haven’t traveled out of the Americas in over 25 years.  Even my New Testament Greek is rusty. Yet, in less than three weeks I am leaving, with my daughters, for six weeks in Greece.  The anxiety is starting to kick in. The trip is the first part of my sabbatical – a...