Timely

There is an article floating around Facebook this week about lateness. Specifically, it demonizes people who run late on the regular, and it is not nice. In fact, the title of it is “No, You Are Not Running Late, You Are Rude and Selfish.” It was written by a professional recruiter, and based on that … More Timely

Look at Me

I almost did not open Facebook at all last Friday. I have started avoiding it more and more, or searching for particular pages and people whose new posts I am interested in seeing, rather than scrolling endlessly and taking whatever happens to be there. Because lately “whatever happens to be there” is more than I … More Look at Me

Enough

…Be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” -Hebrews 13:5 NLT When our daughter was five we took her to see the movie “Epic,” an animated flick about tiny people who live in the forest and travel by songbird and make clothes out … More Enough

Worry (Let it Fall)

Lord we need A new redemption day All our worries Keep getting in the way Won’t you help us please Help us find the words to pray To bring redemption day “New Redemption Song,” words by Linford Detweiler, performed by Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist (Over the Rhine) My husband and I are finishing up … More Worry (Let it Fall)

Day 6: Joy

“The weatherman says it’s miserable, but the snow is so beautiful….” Indeed, snow would be an improvement on the view out my window this morning. The gray sky is alternating between spitting tiny drops of water and raining so hard the sound on the roof is deafening. With the lights off, it could be late … More Day 6: Joy

Day 4: Heartbreak

“I cried when I wrote this, I’ll always remember….” I was helping my daughter put away some new clothes today. She has had the same dresser and armoire since she was born, and back when her clothes were smaller and took up less space, I claimed the top two drawers for some stuff that needed … More Day 4: Heartbreak

Day 3: Light

When I was around five years old my mom and I went to Disney World with her best friend, whose son was a year younger than I was. Presumably it was before the age of height and age requirements on amusement park rides, because I have a single memory of that trip, and it is … More Day 3: Light

Day 2: Darkness

Oh little town of Bethlehem With your sky so black May God impart to human heart The wisdom that we lack “Bethlehem” Jack Henderson and Linford Detweiler, performed by Over the Rhine and Jack Henderson I spent the first 10 years of my life in a church that did not observe Christmas as a religious … More Day 2: Darkness