My Favorite Things

Believing God

Remember that part in The Hiding Place where the sister, the one who isn’t in the book very much, well, the Nazi’s show up at her house, and ask her point blank if her housekeeper is a Jew. And the housekeeper is more than an employee, she’s a dear and loved friend. And the sister…

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Shadow Castle

Last night I finished reading “Shadow Castle” to Olivia and Calvin. It’s a book I loved as a kid. I found it on the dusty shelves at the back of my fifth grade classroom, and remembered it all the rest of my growing up. Every once in a while I would look for it at…

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Someone I Really Admire

This is my sister-in-law, Heidi. I have other pictures that are embarrassing. But we’ll save those for when I really need to call in a favor. (Wink). (Only one wink because I’m serious.) Heidi is: funny, smart, a great decorator, a great clothing fashionista, super clean, and always ALWAYS thinking of others. Oh yeah, and…

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My Hiking Boots

Last week I wrote about Andi’s wedding, saying: Wyatt asked earlier if she was going to wear hiking boots to her wedding, and I told him she was, and he just shook his head and laughed and said “She is SO YOUR FRIEND!” I decided to explain that comment a little further with this little…

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Willa Cather

(c) Simple Gifts: Photographs and Reflections from the Landscape. I was driving across Utah this past weekend, and the barren landscape with the low angled winter sun reminded me of one of my favorite authors, Willa Cather. I was first introduced to her passionate prose in eleventh grade’s American Lit class with Mr. Williams. My…

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The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce By: C.S. Lewis First Time I Read It: Summer, 2001 Number of Times I’ve Read It: Countless Kenneth Tynan said of Lewis: “How thrilling he makes goodness seem – how tangible and radiant.” That is the essence of Lewis, in all his works. I had read several other of this works prior…

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The Westing Game

The Westing Game Category: Book By: Ellen Raskin I first read it in: 6th Grade Number of times I’ve read it: 3 Last night I was at the local Barnes & Noble, and came across a table with a sign: “Summer Reading.” My heart lit up like a firefly as I gently carressed each paperback:…

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