grace

“She who does not find grace in herself dies slowly.” -Pablo Neruda What if we just decided to believe that we’re not doing life...

my heroes

In 2006, our lives intersected with a woman named Maya. She was a stranger to us, but we met her in an incredibly vulnerable moment, and that tends to connect people in a way that is transcendent. Steve was sent by the Navy to be with her right after she was notified...

your brave and beguiling soul within

I heard Maya Angelou read her work at San Diego State University at least 10 years ago. We were seated impossibly far away from the stage in that enormous gym, and the sound was unfortunate. What shot through all the din of straining and squinting was a six foot tall...

to all the mothers out there …

Earlier this week, I asked Luke and Lane: “Hey guys, what’s something cool Daddy has taught you how to do?” And without hesitation, they rattled off a list of extreme amazingness: “Fishing” “Pull ups” “Plant a garden” “Rock climb” “Build a climbing wall” “Start a...