Beginnings

He is here. Peter Pan flew across hours and oceans to live with us for the next four weeks. And we are both reeling a bit at this prospect. I saw his face when he came off the plane: the way the relief of reaching the destination mixes with the realization of total bone-tired exhaustion…

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On Stillness and Quiet Miracles

In one week, Peter Pan will be here. In one week, our lives will change forever. I know that this sounds a touch on the dramatic side, but hosting is a lot like having a baby, and is a major change to our world. Everything will revolve around acclimating ourselves to this new life in…

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My Very Own Peter Pan

He doesn’t want to grow up. Not alone. Please not alone. That’s what he told me with longing in his quiet eyes. I met this darling Lost Boy in a McDonald’s of all places. I was traveling with New Horizons for Children, interviewing orphans who were hoping to be part of the Christmas hosting program,…

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The Weight After

It’s been a few weeks since I returned from Latvia and things are quieter than I would like. Word from those I love back there are few and the days seem long. Life here crowds in to fill the spaces and the hours. Living without a part of your heart is possible but not always…

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Latvian Family

Only one full day here and I am already enchanted by this country. I understand why Sunshine loves it so. As my plane descended, it looked like I was landing in a forest from years past, dotted with beautiful old structures.   It was like coming back to a place I had seen only in my…

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