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Italy: A story in pictures

When you travel 24 hours and your guts are all twisted because your kids are alive 24 hours away from you and you may not be able to bear this, and then you drink a cappuccino with a "standing breakfast" and walk outside and this is what says hello... and walking paths look like this... and this is the view out your window ...

How to say goodbye

[caption id="attachment_4670" align="aligncenter" width="491"] A gift from Jamie. The photo does not do it justice.[/caption] Fifteen months ago, when Chris was offered his new job and we made the decision to move to Austin, my first call was to Jamie, my roommate in college and my maid of honor. She’s lived in Austin for ...

A Thursday-ish List

Yes, I'm still off in the land of vacations, where time doesn't exist (except for Brooksie's decision to wake every morning with the sun...at 5 am. I've been playing and swimming and tending to snotty noses (as per usual) and laughing with people I don't see near enough. This is a list: A Saturday with our sweet ...

Because grace is brave and it always wins

You're 16-years-old and the boy who kisses you beside the light blue Chevy Spectrum under the moon has berry-thick boy lips, his knuckles rough and cut from punching walls. He is all man, you think. And somewhat good. Becoming better. You hold hands and snuggle in the back of the church van on the way home from a praise and ...

Being Found

I was 20 when I became Katherinne’s sponsor. I was an idealist college student with a little spending money from my grandparents, a part-time job in the bowling alley, and really no sense of budgeting. But I had experienced poverty in Brazil and Chile, and I loved Compassion International. So when I got a note in the mail ...