The Groans of Giving Grace

In these crisp days of autumn, we pull out the boys, the rakes, and the gloves and, together, we pile and collect the leaves in the yard.  Multicolored mounds form from the remains of Maple, Sumac and Crabapple. The boys rake, and jump and haul them away. This seasonal labor always receives mixed reviews from our sons. The youngest engages… Read More

Let’s Do Lunch!

As a kid, I always, always, always toted a lunch box to school. My first one was metal with a blue plastic handle and had illustrations of Holly Hobby on it. Inside I usually had a slightly smashed peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a thermos of chocolate milk. The best part of lunch was sometimes finding a love note… Read More