Tuesday, November 08, 2016


Cinco, our new kitten

Monday, October 31, 2016

Shining Faces



Do I Wish to be Disturbed?

I came across this prayer in an email the other day and found it beautiful.  Do I want to know God in such a way that I am disturbed from the ordinary?
Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when
with the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask you to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.
This we ask in the name of our Captain,
Who is Jesus Christ.
--Sir Francis Drake, 1577

Monday, October 17, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

When Your Son Grows Wings

Alex's self-portrait for art class.  

The Grillmaster

Friday, September 16, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The B&Ws

The Plaid Brothers

 Rambutans and Mangos

I'll paint me a little Alex

Inside the spiky rambutan there is a oblong white fruit that reminded us of an egg, but tasted somewhat like pomegranate seeds.

The Photogenic Beth

The Hole to the Other Side of the World

Alex submerged in another world

A Door Ready to be Opened

To the Nines

Brothers of the Same Stripe

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Our Cat Levitating

Luke shows a talent for color and artistic flair with the paintbrush.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016