Summer 2016: Where in the World?

Summer 2016: Where in the World?

Summer… that time of year when you get a chance to kick back, relax, maybe take a vacation to some exotic location and bask in the Sunshine with your feet in the sand. Or maybe adventuring through the mountains is more your speed as you come to face-to-face with bears and mountain lions…. In the zoo. Still others of you like to pack up the minivan for a family road trip to see relatives in another state. Well, no matter where you are in the world this summer, we hope that you enjoy your time... Read More
June’s Editor’s Notes

June’s Editor’s Notes

Summer is one of those times of the year when you hope to escape your normal day-to-day and head off on a family vacation. Perhaps you have a passport and hope to fill it with stamps and visas from around the world or maybe you keep albums filled with photos from the places you’ve seen and the people you’ve met along the way.   But when you think about it, these aren’t just passport stamps and travel photos, they are stories capturing moments we lived. As we travel the world and... Read More
May Editor’s Notes

May Editor’s Notes

Do you ever notice that you define yourself by specific things or circumstances that show up in your life? Maybe it’s like there’s this box you carry around with everything that defines you: your stuff, your work, your family, your kids, your gifts and talents, or your home.   But there’s a problem with looking at life like this because if this is how we see our lives it’s all too easy to become preoccupied with the wrong thing.   Think about all the stuff in the box. It’s “your”... Read More
April Editor’s Notes

April Editor’s Notes

I’ve never been much of a long distance runner. I like sprints—quick and fast, finished in less than 10 seconds. In fact, the one time I did compete in a long distance race, I ended up sick on the side of the track. I know a ton of people who’ve run marathons. They put in the hard work, build up the stamina, and finish the race. They may not win, but they finish—and for a marathon that is a huge accomplishment. On the other hand, one of my friends is on another level. He races in triathlons.... Read More
March Editor’s Notes

March Editor’s Notes

Recently, we moved into a new house. We love it, but a new place means a new floor plan, unfamiliar noises, and really just unfamiliar everything. One night after we’d just moved in, the girls were upstairs in their rooms, the boys were in the basement, and my wife and I were in the living room. Outside there was quite a storm brewing. And suddenly the sky lit up followed by loud booming thunder. And that’s when the lights went out.   We heard squeals and screams coming from all over the... Read More
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