Monthly Archives: September 2007

Bitten Clean Through

I remember the first time one of our children bled. It was Isaac and he was not yet one year old. I remember less about what he did to hurt himself than I do about how we reacted to it; … Continue reading

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War Hippo

“Dad, have you seen my War Hippo?” Something clicked in my mind. “Yes, I have. I stuck in on the shelf in your closet.” “Gosh, so that’s where it is. I should have asked you in the first place.” A … Continue reading

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Knitting

David has become an enthusiastic knitter in recent weeks. “It really helps pass the time,” he says. My sister Katie said, “He sounds like a little old lady.” Maybe, but he really does seem to enjoy doing it. At the … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Big Adventure

These essays began as a form of reporting. People wanted to know what we were up to. I had recently resigned a pastorate and had received a generous severance package of six months salary; I was technically unemployed but was … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones

We were all ready to make the final push. We’d been on the road for nearly six weeks and had had a grand adventure, but it was time. We were in Durango to see Sheena and her family and had … Continue reading

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