Commencement

Our mailbox experiences a flood every May. Graduation announcements arrive from students celebrating the completion of their coursework. Each scholar anticipates a transition into a fresh stage of life’s journey. We give thanks for three graduates: our daughter...

Still

Last Friday was Field Day for the elementary students at Front Range Christian School. I had the privilege of substituting kindergarten. As we met awaiting parents on the field, several mothers and fathers exhorted their children to “Stand Still” so sunscreen could be...

Known

Recently I was reminded of one of my favorite scenes from the movie, Jingle All the Way. At the climax of the story, a young boy who was feeling forgotten by his father watched a parade with a downcast spirit. At that moment, the comic hero in the parade, Turboman,...

Unplanned

Last week I joined a few friends at the theater to watch the movie, Unplanned. It is the true story of a woman who devoted her life to Planned Parenthood for eight years before recognizing their twisted ways and resigning from senior leadership. The film reveals the...

YES

March has been a historic month for the Hoag household. On March 2, under the San Diego drizzling sky, along the shore of the Pacific Ocean, Peter Gomez asked, “Sophie Victoria Hoag, will you marry me?” Utterly surprised, yet totally confident, Sophie responded with a...