June 2016

Yes, We Really Did! (Throw our First Annual CCC Camping Trip)

June 27, 2016

CCC stands for Community Children’s Club, the Bible club for kids held every Friday evening in the basement of the Rusk County Community Library. This year, for the first time ever, we took some of the kids (those ten and older who signed up for it) on a canoe trip and camp out. That’s our group above. And yes, we did take Mercury the puggle …

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Cultivating Doggish Characteristics

June 20, 2016

Too often I am an in-house person: maybe sprawled flat into my desk chair, my head and shoulders smashed comfortably into its padding while I write or pray or read. The chair was given to me as a gift six years ago, and this is what it looks like now. Betcha I have flip flops from six years ago that look better than this. But …

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Quelling my Inner Teacher

June 13, 2016

I am afraid of many things, but chiefly I am afraid of doing things wrong. When I was a button-nosed, wispy-haired first grader, my teacher–a woman with glasses and yellowy-gray hair a little bit wavy, who stood straight and was old and had a terrifying voice–told us it was important to write neatly. “If your work is sloppy, I’ll erase it, and you’ll have to …

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