About us

Welcome to our little spot on the world-wide web.  We are the Dodge’s in the very green and even wetter state of Washington.  Tobin is a pastor of a two church district on the Kitsap Peninsula and Virlyn gets to keep up with him, church activities and our children, cooking, cleaning, gardening and homeschool.  We are so blessed in so many ways. The most obvious blessings are our wonderful children and yes there are six all together.

The Sheltering Tree is the name of our site.  We chose it because Tobin and I view ourselves as the sheltering trees for our children.  One day the name will hang over the entrance to our ranch, but that is another story for another day.  We hope you find  something here that encourages, uplifts and helps you in your parenting adventure.  But I must give a disclaimer here.  We are in no way experts and I pray that you never get the feeling that we have it all figured out.  We are daily learning how to be the parents’ God has called us to be.


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