Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home: Gathering Around the Table

Gathering around the table

  My mother has always had a thing about sitting around the table at supper. When the food was set out, she’d have one of us turn off the TV and we had to focus on each other and talk—or sit and chew in silence. Most nights we talked. And talked. And talked. Because my … Read more

Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home: Front Porches and Family

  Fireflies, family and the front porch. This is the substance of my childhood. As we played in the yard on summer evenings catching fireflies, the adults sat on the porch watching, laughing and swapping stories. Reminiscing about those days stirs a pleasure within that reminds me of the beauty of home, particularly one with … Read more

Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home: Envision Your Dream Home

Nothing gives a peek into a family’s lifestyle better than designing their dream home. I know because I’ve been drawing house plans for over thirty years. There are the typical questions—how many bedrooms, how many baths, how much square footage. But beyond that, I need to know what quirks the family has, what desires top … Read more

The Perfect Place

My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest. ~ Isaiah 32:18 I’m dreaming of a beach vacation…. I don’t know about you, but this cold weather is starting to get to me. I’m ready for flip-flops, shorts and walking out the door without having to find a … Read more