I believe in confessions. I believe in saying what we believe because believing is freedom and it is an act of commitment to confess our convictions.
I believe in the life-affirming act of creating.
I believe in health by books.
I believe the best of hand-writing, rising early, living modestly, and lake time.
I believe in the healing comforts of a home that is green & glowing. I believe fresh water is a balm. Safety, quiet, and good food are remedial.
I believe that fellowship around a meal is one of the greatest graces we have. It is especially holy when the food is delicious, fresh, pure, and garlicky.
I believe that everything created should be functional and beautiful.
I believe that a healthy approach to living on earth is a critical one, challenging all customs, habits, trends, prices, products, experiences, offers, rules.
I believe that new is not always better.
I believe that listening is dignifying. Listen first, reconcile second.
I believe that I know very little and the glass is half-full.
I believe in marriage; in grace, forgiveness, and never speaking ill of one’s spouse.
I believe in seven billion faces of beauty. Wrinkles are especially elegant.
I believe in growing up, in its goodness and health.
I believe that charm, laughter, subtlety, and pinot noir are the finer things of life.
I believe in respecting elders and snuggling kids.
I believe in life together, in practicing resurrection.
I believe in the wisdom and life of the Lord.