I’m Busy

I saw a license plate the other day that said “IM BUSY.” I shook my head as I drove behind this car. “Yep!” I thought, “isn’t this the American way?” “How are you?” “I’m busy.” “I’mbusy”makesussoundimportant. “I’mbusy” makes our life seem significant. “I’m busy” actually allows us to not have to really answer that question, […]

The Light Still Shines

The other day I walked into the Sanctuary to retrieve the SD card from the sound booth that contains the recordings of our worship services. It was a Monday afternoon and the entire building was pretty dark with the exception of the offices. It was darker than usual that day because it was gloomy and […]


 “Grand County authorities have identified the 17-year-old Texas girl who died Wednesday after skiing into a tree on an intermediate trail at Winter Park Resort. Alicyn Mitcham, from Colmesneil, Texas, was pronounced dead at Denver Health East Grand ER after efforts to revive her failed, according to county Coroner Brenda Bock. Bock said an autopsy […]

Love, Grace, Identity

I took a Uber car downtown a couple weeks ago to meet my husband for a work dinner event he had. The young woman who picked me up had a hijab on which let me know she was Muslim. While we were driving I asked her if she was afraid to drive Uber alone as […]

Dreams, Remembering and Grief

“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s […]

All Dogs Go to Heaven

For sixteen years Luther was my constant companion, camping, hiking, boating, working, swimming, running, cross country skiing, and sitting guard by the hot tub as I soaked. His super power was being immediately in the way. Carrying in the groceries… he was blocking the path to the fridge. Getting up from bed to go to […]

Mindful, Intentional, Purposeful

On November 3rd, 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed a bill declaring the 3rd Monday of every January to be Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It was to be started January of 1986, however every state did not recognize it. In1994, President Clinton made it a federal holiday and service act day to do community service, to […]

Quilting, Mistakes and Being Wonderfully Made

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me […]

“But That Sounds Boring”

Shepherd of the Hills is a small and mighty family of faith. I am grateful and proud to serve with such a wonderful group of faithful people. Not a day goes by that I am not in awe of the way you care for each other and God’s world. I wish everyone could experience the […]

Ready or Not, Here God Comes.

I’m not ready yet! As I sit here writing this article in mid-November I am keenly aware that I am not ready for Advent to be upon us. I’m not ready for Christmas. I’m not ready for the New Year. It all seemed to sneak up on me as I have been out enjoying the […]