The making of a Christmas Card

                    A few years ago Sarah’s friend, Audrey, purchased a small early 20th century hand letterpress that until recently was in storage. Since we live in a community of artists, someone is always interested in finding new ways to create unique pieces of...

Spring into Summer update…

Hello Friends and Family, We just wanted to give you a quick update of what has been happening with us the last few months. This June marks 9 months we have lived in The Perch – our house. There has been a lot of work – both inside and out –...

Kirk’s eye

“…it’s not everyone God can trust with trouble…” …words a friend sent to me days after my eye surgery. He had just shared some of his own recent health obstacles with me via our internet chat and we both were thankful that God was present even in...

When Kirk met Sarah – in honor of Norah

I thought she was a babe. She thought I was intense. I don’t even remember if she introduced herself. I just knew I wanted to know who the red-headed, freckle-faced, blue-eyed babe was standing behind her friend who was in my way. That was in 2003. I was so enamored...

10 years ago…

I had always thought I’d get to the top of them…but it could wait, after all they would always be there. The morning started like it normally did for me – reluctant to leave sleep but looking forward to seeing the students. Knowing that I was meeting Paul to collect...

Weary legs and Beauty…

It had been a long wonderful day; lots of work with the satisfaction that you knew you were participating in something larger than yourself. Nevertheless, the weight of the First Father’s curse prevailed as it does on most days and our legs felt the weariness of...