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Even If… I Still Will

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. ~Jim Elliot, missionary to Ecuador, martyred on January 8, 1956 As we drove through the Andes Mountains in Ecuador, a breathtakingly beautiful country, Jim Elliot’s words resonated in my heart. While our team of nine from Rochester, NY made it safely home and our […]

It’s a Wonderful Life

Remember no man is a failure who has friends. ~Clarence in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” Dear Friends and Family, As we watched the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” last night, a tradition that always causes me to reminisce about my sweet Daddy who loved this movie, I was struck by how successful my life has been. I am […]

Insatiable Compassion

Recently, I finished reading “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky with my high school “Great Books” class in our homeschool co-op. One of the characters, Sonia, is described as having “insatiable compassion”. Later in the book, when she discovers that the main character is a murderer, her response is surprising. When Raskolnikov says to her, “How strange you are, Sonia. […]

Seagulls in Snowstorms

Seagulls in snowstorms, And tan lines and gloves, Rochester near Spring time- A crazy land that I love. We have had a little bit of snow in Western New York these past couple of days. To think that last Thursday, we used the grill to make chicken fajitas, because we lost power for 3 days! The Thursday before that, we […]

The Sin Spectrum

I have several friends who have children on the autism spectrum. I admire the way they fight for their kids to get the help they need. They have learned that while it is important to have expectations for their children, those expectations must be tempered with compassion and discernment. I see this same heart cry in other friends who have […]