About eight years ago, Anna, then eight, got the bright idea of creating a newsletter for friends and relatives. Melissa and I lit up—Just think, all that good schooling in creative writing, artwork, layout, grammar, and spelling wrapped up in a real, live connection to people we knew and loved!
We encouraged and helped—and started making the North Star Journal a regular assignment. Anna (and brothers and sisters who were drafted to join the editorial staff) soon found that execution of a good idea takes a whole lot of hard work. And sometimes it isn't quite as fun as it was at first: Anna claims she learned to whistle while sitting in front of the computer monitor with a bad case of writer's block . . .
We don't have a regular publication schedule—the North Star Journal is an "occasional" update containing snippets of this and that about our family from the children's perspective. But beyond the latest on our pets and pet projects, our hope is that this window on our family will open windows for our readers on the character of God. After all, we're a work in progress and He is the Workman. If you can look past our personal anomalies and our published mistakes, perhaps you'll catch a glimpse of God at work through the events of our lives—and remember that He is at work in your life, too.