Like Anne of Green Gables

I finish reading Anne of Green Gables...more

Walk Anyway: The 2015-2016 Walk to School Campaign

We're back in business: the Walk-to-School campaign is alive and well. Why? How can this be since so many of our neighborhood children are now in college, high school, or middle school? ...more


I arrive at the picnic that kicks off our semester of Penn State Christian Grads. I gather with many new Ph.D. students who have more enthusiasm and intelligence than you can imagine. I'm so thankful to live in a world where people devote their lives to understanding and then advancing various fields like autism and communication, applied linguistics, mechanical and environmental engineering, statistics, food science, math education, physiology, nursing, biobehavioral health, and too many other programs to mention.I listen to the way students live in complete fascination and utter curiosity about their disciplines and how, one day, their research can help so many others ....more

A Gift of Hope

I remember how years ago I learned that the Holy Spirit is always a voice a hope. I learned that I could ask God for hope; in fact, I discovered a precious prayer in scripture. It reads this in Romans 15:13: "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."This is the verse that continues to free my heart ....more

Something Leisurely

I had some hours of true rest today, and I knew it. How? I knew I was resting because of one adjective: leisurely ....more

2 Professional Questions

As students build professional materials--including resumes,...more

As Yourself: David's Stones

This morning I read the familiar passage in 1 Samuel 17 of the young David's deafeat of Goliath with the stone and the sling....more


Today a friend reminds me of what powerful things happen when we allow for spontaneity....more

If There's No Time for Wonder

It's a busy time of year with back-to-school, teaching assignments, and writing. Add in cleaning, meal planning, clothing shopping (children grow!), and connecting with neighbors, and it seems like there's no time to reflect or truly enjoy resting in moments of wonder....more