Keith Schwanz

… to mold words into inspiring ideas that prompt enriched living

Faith and doubt both are needed – not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.

— Lillian Smith

After the Funeral—Financial Steps for a Widowed Spouse

I stepped from the platform to the space at the head of the center aisle. Before leading the congregation in the pastoral prayer, I invited Edith to join me at the front. Just days before, […]

Jan, 04 · in Church,Family

Christmas Quilts for the Grandkids

In mid-summer 2017, Judi and I started working on twin-size quilts for our grandchildren. Here they are.  

Dec, 23 · in Family,Quilting

Insurance Is Important—Understanding It Is Critical

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria—new names that may replace our memories of Katrina and the destruction that roared through New Orleans in 2005. Folks who study catastrophic events suggest Hurricane Harvey caused $65 to $75 […]

Nov, 03

The World’s First and Only “Closed Loop System”

Yesterday, Judi and I had lunch with Oliver, Stella, and Miles. Noticeably absent from the table was the “kit” Oliver has carried with him since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) seven years ago. […]

Sep, 11

Sheep and Wolves

My pastoral friend suggested we meet for lunch. As we sat down in the restaurant, the conversation turned to businesses that make short-term loans at exorbitant interest rates. He went on to tell me about […]

Sep, 08

1.25 Million

In the half-bath on the main floor of our house we have a bright red, plastic case in the overjohn. It’s a little smaller than a pencil box. The prescription label reads, “Glucagon Emergency Kit” […]

Aug, 28

Wonderfully Made

From outward appearances, Oliver is a typical nine-year-old. He plays hard. He avoids household chores. He laughs at Papa’s jokes (when they are chuckle-worthy). But inside his body a war is going on. Type 1 […]

Aug, 23

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