What’s in a Home?

What’s In a Home — A Story About Deliberate Hospitality (A June 2021 Update from the Beards). The Beard/Lawson History. Years ago the Beards and the Lawsons met together near Charlottesville, VA. Meetings were usually at the Lawson home but other times together were on trails, in canoes, and at… Continue reading

The Storm Preparation Parable

The road was lined with pines and oaks at their peak of Spring growth. Yellow pollen was everywhere, blown from the trees by stiff breezes that are common in late April in central North Carolina. Flowers and trees were in bloom. We were in light clothing as the temperatures were… Continue reading

Parables from the Forest

Spring has barely arrived in middle April in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I was admiring the thick forest of evergreen and hardwood deciduous trees as I walked down the path. Most of the ground is covered with dead branches or trees, leaves, and fallen needles. The ground is frozen… Continue reading