Merry Christmas from the Quigley’s

It’s Christmas Eve and we have settled into that relaxing Quigley Christmas tradition of pajamas, books and puzzles.  It’s what we do best. Sam arrived last Saturday. Her luggage arrived Tuesday…thus ending a story of holiday travel, snowstorms and canceled flights. The presents are all wrapped and under the tree. The stockings are waiting for surprises and we are ready … Continue reading

Taking It Easy This Christmas Season

People keep saying, “Where have you been?… How are you? I haven’t seen you around.“ I’m good… really. I’m quiet, you know.  I read more and talk less.  My family might disagree on that point. But it’s true.  I process inside and don’t always translate all that to the outside. But honestly, I’m good. We had … Continue reading

What Were We Thinking?

Nineteen years ago this month, Dave and I went on an adventure.  Some people thought we were crazy.  And at times, so did I. We had left our place of ministry 6 months earlier knowing God had closed that door.  We placed our things in storage, moved in with family and Dave worked temp jobs to … Continue reading

On Days When Life’s a Little Crazy

Have you ever had one of those days when you can’t do anything right? I have… and yesterday was one of those days. I overslept, stubbed my toe, spilled my coffee and rubbed make-up in my eye. After arriving late to a meeting, I realized I forgot the book for that meeting on my desk at home. … Continue reading

Farewell Summer, Hello Autumn

We said our farewell to summer last night with friends and fireworks.  Now this morning, we settle into all things autumn… my favorite season. I’m on the hunt for autumn mums and pumpkins for the porch.   It’s time for unpacking fun boots and cozy sweaters. A few leaves scatter the yard and there’s a cool chill in the air.  Della is enjoying the fallen … Continue reading