When the Future Freaks Me Out: What about ‘What if’?

Several years ago, when our children were still preschool age, a spring storm assaulted our town. The tornado alarm on our weather radio erupted with abrupt concern and we knew a twister was coming close to our subdivision. Having no basement, my husband and I deliberated. Do we drive the five minutes to my folks’ […]

Bloom Anyway

The joke around here goes something like this, “Only in Missouri can you experience all four seasons…in one week.” As I glance out our back windows, snowflakes swirl around the cherry tree blossoms and tulips in our backyard. Bizarre. Cicero attributed gratitude as the highest form of character. From our thankful hearts all other virtues are birthed. […]