What if…

Have you noticed that normally when we start thinking of “What if’s?” we generally imagine the worst? Around the start of this year, we began nailing down the dates for our upcoming trip to the States. We still had some uncertainty because one of our...

There Must Be More

Yesterday I stumbled across news that another celebrity pastor has lost their job. Perry Noble was pastor of Newspring Church in South Carolina. A church that grew to 30,000 members (not a typo) in 16 years. Sadly my first response was not one of shock…high profile...
Gratitude Hacking

Gratitude Hacking

About eight years ago I began exploring the topic of productivity/lifehacking. I read Getting Things Done, by David Allen. I subscribed to productivity blogs and wasted a lot of time experimenting with things that were going to make me more productive. Some of the...

Expressing Gratitude…a school story

The following story is a couple of years old now, and something we’ve shared with a few people. It was a great encouragement to us at the time it happened and continues to be something we reflect back on with gratitude. Hope you find it encouraging. In the summer of...

a gift

One day earlier this week, as usual, I was up before the kids needed to get up for school. I had some quiet time to read, pray, and enjoy a few very good cups of coffee. The phrase, “receive this as a gift,” popped into my head. It is a phrase that has...

Getting Perspective

While I’ve enjoyed sharing about our journey these past 2 weeks (it has only been 2 weeks…wow) I wanted to clarify something that I think is crucial…while some of the things we’ve experienced have been a bit frustrating…letting agents and...

Why I Love Trumansburg…

Last night at dinner a friend asked me, “okay, so you don’t like living in Trumansburg, tell me something you do like about it.” I blanked. I couldn’t think of anything. I believe living with a deep sense of gratitude is important…and it...

Great Way to Start a Week…

This morning Liz & I were going to have a weekly planning meeting at 10 am. We got started a bit late, and when I got into my calendar @ 10:11 am, the first thing I noticed was that I had an orthodontist’s appointment at 10 am. (And I live 20 minutes away)....