Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wonder Doubled: Seen and Unseen

We have a new post up at the USCCB website For Your Marriage.

Jack Clive Staples, our wonder dog, let me know in no uncertain terms that his water bowl was empty. I took it to the sink and glanced out the kitchen window as it filled. I was surprised by a large red-tailed hawk sitting on the back of our garden bench. It looked like it was enjoying a day in the park. I called for Tim to come see. . . .


The segment of the Appalachian Trail which passes through New Hampshire is particularly rugged. My backpacking partner and I were at the end of our week-long hike with dozens of miles behind us and a steep climb waiting ahead. I was taking a turn leading with my friend following a few hundred feet behind. Backpacking inevitably becomes a solitary experience regardless of the presence of companions. . . .

You can read the whole article here.



  1. You both are marvelous writers and storytellers!! I am always waiting with baited breath as every post unfolds!

  2. I love the appreciation of nature that you both share. My husband and I were first attracted to each other's love of birds. So many special moments can be shared together when we take the time to notice the little things outside our windows.