I like that un-saveable isn’t a real word. It shouldn’t be a concept either. But we do think it’s true sometimes–that a certain person (people) are not reachable for Christ, and some mission fields are just not ripe for harvest. It occurred to me that Christ did speak once about it being difficult for someone Read More

More Irony

The only reason I know this is a preying mantis egg case is that we once ordered one. I followed direction precisely but still found a web near the orifice after it opened and assumed few made it out alive. We love preying mantises. They are such a fun, interesting bug. When I grew up Read More


This is a Cat Face Spider. When we first moved to Idaho, I found one in the yard and captured it. I didn’t think anything so ugly needed to live. Don’t get mad, it was right after we were tormented with tales of Hobo Spiders. An aggressive, poisonous spider that lives here. I wondered why Read More

The best mother ever

I once wrote an article about how to get your kids to read. I was over confident because I had two excelled readers. Then came an analytical third. He didn’t have the patience for fiction. Worse, he compared himself to his older siblings and decided he was not a good reader. Isn’t it interesting how Read More

Gospel Tracts

I have been told that Gospel tracts are too offensive. Although, maybe it is the gospel itself which causes offense. After spending ten years in a church which discussed issue like: whether or not God truly parted the Red Sea–or if the battle hardened soldiers just tripped on weeds, my dad found a tract. I Read More