Faith & Community


High Summer ~ The Return of Moxie

High Summer ~ The Return of Moxie

My confidence has returned. I don't feel broken anymore. And at least a majority of the time I feel I have the tools to handle what comes my way. This is a vast improvement from four years ago and from the crippling self-doubt I've experienced with bouts of anxiety since.

To do good in the world

To do good in the world

Coming together as a group to create something larger than ourselves requires us to depend on each other, trust each other, challenge each other, and love each other. And being part of a group of people that is committed to doing that and is willing to grow in the process is humanity at its best. (As it happens, this is also why I belong to a religious community.)

Committing to the group ~ Our homeschool co-op drama production

Committing to the group ~ Our homeschool co-op drama production

We have gained so much from being members of our homeschool co-op; a social life and friends, academic experience, and participation in the yearly drama production - an all-hands-on-deck community endeavor.

The potential of community

The potential of community

When I think about how many problems exist in the world and all the ways in which we need to heal, restore, repair, bring peace and justice to our neighborhoods and society, I look at the capabilities of this group of dedicated and Christ-inspired families and I have hope that change is possible.

The necessity for homeschool community

The necessity for homeschool community

There's no easy path to raising kids. But in a society where most kids go to school, choosing an alternative path necessarily brings more resistance and effort.

And then there was a Prom

And then there was a Prom

Our homeschool community had a Prom this spring. Our beautiful, teenaged and young adult kids in fancy clothes, being feted and photographed by their grey-tinged, a wee bit wrinkled, camera-happy, tired but proud parents.

Presence in pain

Presence in pain

This is how we hold the beauty and the pain, by learning to bear afflictions with one another. We incarnate the love of God in being with one another. God is known to the other in each other when we give something of ourselves - our time, resources, skills, and agenda. And when we accept what others give.