I was in the middle of my search to find just the right pictures to use in the Memorial Day posts when this photo caught my eye. I was looking for a picture that would go beyond the picnics, parties and even the parades into the very core of why we gather for Memorial Day. The flags… Read More A Picture Perfect Memorial Day
I’m so glad you asked. In simplest terms, it’s a step you take when you’re trying to figure out your faith. And, if you’re like me, you don’t have it all figured out. I’ve come to a place where I truly believe that it’s in the struggling, sticky, complicated, muddle puddle of confusion, that you… Read More What is a Faithprint?
Every summer brings a chance to go boating. I don’t have one mind you, but I do know people that do and I affectionately refer to them as my boat buddies. I am fortunate to call one of these seafaring souls “cousin” and we have a marvelous outing at least once a year. Now, I’m not a… Read More Tie Your Rope to Anchor Hope
The final days of our trip were on the Almalfi Coast. We spent a day with a tour guide to soak in the highlights of Positano, Ravello, Sorrento and Almalfi. It was breathtakingly beautiful in so many ways. Our favorite meal here was actually on a mountain top between two of the… Read More The Almalfi Coast Chronicles
Rome is absolutely beautiful in different ways than Paris and yet some things are the same. The roads are super narrow and the elevator is even smaller! I commented to our driver that there didn’t seem to be that many traffic lights in Rome. His response? “They are for decoration only, just like the lines on the… Read More Buon Giorno from the Kunkels
Hello Again. It’s the Kunkels with Paris part 2. After our top of the world experience at the Eiffel Tower it was off to the Louvre the next day in the pouring rain. Five euros got us an audio tour on a Nintendo play set. It was awesome and hit all of the major masterpieces… Read More The Paris Chronicles Continued
So welcome to the Kunkel 25th Anniversary Grand Adventure. We hope one day that you would take one as well. There are many reasons you will tell yourself why you can’t go, one of which will be the cost involved, which was a big concern for us. We decided to make the trip anyway, because… Read More Kunkel 25th Anniversary Grand Adventure
The closing program of the Week of Hope brought so much to celebrate. As a group we accomplished a lot and served in so many ways, and all glory goes to God for working in us and through us and sometimes in spite of us. As we learned to REFRAME our view of Jesus and what he… Read More Week of Hope Celebration: So You Think You Can Dance?
Hello again. A bittersweet last day of service at Matthew 25 Ministries and the nursing home. Noah played the piano and his guitar and the residents sang along. The old grey mare truly isn’t what she used to be after our rendition. Simple joy that a resident may not remember past tomorrow but something our… Read More Joy Unspeakable
It’s Day 3 of the mission trip and we have been busy the past two days. We wake up each morning to the fabulous sound of music blaring through the church’s PA system. The first day it was “Happy” which of course prompted Meredith and I to break into spontaneous dance! Alas we danced alone… Read More I Can’t Imagine