It’s been a crazy year. We haven’t not left Texas (or the country) for a whole month since last April. Chicago, Africa, Asia, multiple cross-country journeys, Mexico x2.. it’s been incredible, but we’re ready to be home. And stay home. And put our luggage in storage.. at least for now. A few years ago, after […]

(taken from my week on the film set of “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone“– coming to theaters next year!) You need to work hard. Like, really hard. I’m a workhorse. And a workaholic. And sufficiently crazy. I’m not proud of it all, but it’s the truth. That being said, I’m not easily impressed by other’s […]

Ten years. It feels like I’ve lived about a hundred lifetimes between June 2005 and now; but at the same time, I can’t believe it’s been a decade since the Commencement Ceremony. Commencement. The beginning. How much more we understand that choice of term now.  It felt like such an ending—of childhood, of days alongside […]

Can you imagine that Saturday for the disciples? Friday had come and gone, and their teacher, their friend, their Savior had been killed– hung disgracefully from a tree– beaten, mocked and scorned. The man they had left their lives and their families for had died a criminal’s death. In all their grief and mourning over […]

When you lose someone you love, I think one of the hardest parts is when you know the people around you– even those who care deeply for you, who have been praying for you and are there for you– don’t even realize how great a loss you are experiencing because they didn’t know your loved one. You want to […]

A few weeks ago we were in Lake Travis finishing our dives for our scuba certifications. It was a beautiful Austin weekend– sunny and 70.. on the surface. Below the lake was in the low fifties, and thanks to a recent storm that stirred up the water, the visibility was only a few feet. So […]

Our first around-the-world trip was born of a need for a dream.  We had been ripped off, stolen from—an entire season’s worth of income for David just.. gone.  Morale was at a low in the Porcher household.  David had essentially worked a whole season for nothing, and we still had our own employees to pay […]