Photo credit Oh, Halloween. That glorious time of the year when everybody loses their ever-loving minds over whether or not we're all going to hell with a mouth full of Skittles. Today I read an article, I kid you not, that stated as fact that if you go trick or treating with your kids you … Continue reading What Would Jesus Be for Halloween?
image credit By now we've all seen the social media posts of "Me too". Women everywhere are standing up, some for the first time, and identifying as victims of sexual harassment or violence. For many people, this is an empowering and healing thing, as women who've been hurt find each other. This is one way … Continue reading Wrong Answer
Passage of the Jews through the Red Sea by Ivan Aivozosky, via Wikiart "The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still." I am a fixer. When things go wrong, I spring into action. Finances are tight? I'll get a job. House is chaotic? New chore charts and color coded systems and time … Continue reading Being Still
This post was written in March, 2014. I'm on a bit of a kick about bad stuff lately, since that seems to be what I wake up to each morning. It's interesting how the stuff you're going through changes the lens through which you see the world. One of the good things about my dad's … Continue reading Fighting a Great Battle
When Hugh Hefner died, I shared a piece that I thought was appropriate on social media - an article that decried the praise the deceased was receiving, reminding all of us that his legacy was one of broken innocence and the objectification of women. (You can read it here.) Then somebody else reminded us that … Continue reading Use Things, Love People
Blue poured into summer blue, A hawk broke from his cloudless tower, The roof of the silo blazed, and I knew That part of my life was over. From 'End of Summer' by Stanley Kunitz Transitions are hard. Last week marked a major milestone for us. Our youngest was enrolled in preschool two days per … Continue reading End of Summer
8:15am All the kids have been dropped off at school. Sweet, blissful, quiet car! I am going to get so much done today! Six hours of no interruptions. I just need to drop off that package at the post office and I think the library books are due today and I can't renew them again. … Continue reading This is why I can’t get anything done.