The story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all. ~Frederick Buechner

Posts tagged ‘JPUSA’

It’s the Small Things

Just small things. Today was a hard day. My middle son, who has autism, was having a rough day, and my youngest needed lunch. He also…

Ugly Mugs

At JPUSA we have a tradition of collecting and using “ugly mugs” from thrift stores in our neighborhood. Our use of tableware has gone through several…

Saved By Words

Last month I attended the Festival of Faith and Writing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Really it should be called the Festival of Faith and Reading. For…

Swearing Kids and Saggy Pants

Walking in a bad neighborhood can be intimidating, especially as a woman. It is often difficult to find the balance between street smarts and compassion. Does…

Dodgeball

Recently my ten-year-old grandson won a dodgeball tournament against all ages. A nineteen-year-old man threw the ball my grandson caught. It was not a pity throw.…