May 202016
The Giver and the Power of Choice

Choice: It’s a power-loaded word. My heart is heavy. It’s pounding. I’m grieving. And it started with a book. “It’s not their fault. They don’t know what they’re doing.” “But we do. So it’s our fault. And we need to do something.” –The Giver My daughter recently read The Giver by Lois Lowry, and I […]

Nov 132015
Here: The best place to be

A letter to Jesus –   Here. It’s the best place to be because it’s where You want me. And to be honest, there never is a There, because when I’m finally there, it will be a new Here. A year ago, I never thought I’d be Here. Even if You’d told me, I’d have […]

Jun 252015
Our Broken Road: Growing with Change

In Heaven, there will be streets of gold. Perfect. Smooth. But that is not the case now. The road outside our country home was broken, destroyed by a myriad of large machines that had driven on it while constructing a bridge nearby. It literally buckled under the weight, splitting in the middle, creating an impassable […]

Oct 072014
The Snow Keeps Falling

I clean in energetic spurts. And to the dismay of my children, I don’t like to clean alone. So this usually means an energy rush on my end, followed by a “calling all the children!” moment, and an instantaneous smashing of all whines and complaints. After a frantic thirty minutes of running here and there, […]