Buying Books with a Purpose

I’ll be honest, as a lifelong book lover no one needs to push me to buy a book or two. Lately I tend not to splurge because I have hundreds of unread books between my Kindle freebies and paperbacks. It … Continue reading

Grandpa’s Blessing

Nearly 60 years ago my father built a modest cottage on Hutchins Lake in Fennville, Michigan. I spent most of my summers there while I was growing up. It’s where I learned to swim and water ski. It’s where I … Continue reading

Four Gifts to Give to Your Children and Grandchildren

As parents and grandparents, we often find ourselves giving our children all kinds of gifts. We may purchase toys or games or special treats. As pleasant and as purposeful as these gifts may be at times, there are four gifts … Continue reading

Three Things to Remember When Life Gets Weary

Don’t give up now Mum! my son yelled cheerily, as he jumped over me like a mountain goat. I was sitting on a rock, out of breath, perched halfway above the world. It was 1998, and we were climbing Stickle Tarn in Northern … Continue reading