Nathan’s Diner

Anyone who knows my Nate knows he’s always thinking about something.  His wonderful brain never stops planning, pondering, or picturing his next “thing.”  For weeks he’s been following me around the kitchen; scribbling ingredients on a piece of notebook paper and making them read like recipes. Monday morning, his alarm went off at 6:30am.  He … More Nathan’s Diner

One Word

Every year I do it–I pick just one, small word.  I call it my Focus Word, mostly because I’m not creative enough to come up with a fancy name for it.  It’s one word that sums up all my intentions for each new year.  I use the word to keep me grounded, challenge myself to … More One Word

United.

A sweet, hunched-over old lady pushed her cart slowly and deliberately through the aisles of the commissary.  I had been stuck behind her in several aisles and I confess I was getting slightly annoyed at the fact that she appeared to be in no particular hurry.  Rolling my eyes and searching for the perfect moment … More United.

Answers

It was just supposed to be your ordinary, run-of-the-mill errand day–a trip to Target and then to Costco.  My lists were made and I was on a mission to get in, get out, and get home. My Target list was simple: purchase our remaining items for Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse  It’s something we look … More Answers

Day 25: Soul Food

It was one of “those” weeks in the Crabb Shack.  The kind of week where you start off Monday morning with every activity written neatly in color-coded pen in your planner…and by Friday the pages are covered in scribbles and wite-out and things left undone.  All the “unexpecteds” hit like a ton of bricks and … More Day 25: Soul Food

Day 21: “Kaster”

I have an incredibly special friend.  I met her almost 20 years ago while working at a summer camp.  Her name is Kathleen, but she’s notorious as “Kaster-woman” or “Kaster,” for short.  It wasn’t hard for us to get to know each other because she asked me exactly one million questions.  Sometimes they were trivial … More Day 21: “Kaster”