Putting Yourself in the Story

redbud

This time last year I wasn't dreaming Big Dreams. When I thought of my future I couldn't see past the carpool at 3 pm. But when I looked at my children, their lives flashed before me like a technicolor film: the boys, now men, and the girl grown up. I saw things for my husband, too-- a new job … [Read more...]

The Gathering Season

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This is the gathering season. We meet in church halls and living rooms,  at tiny preschool tables to sip juice and say thanks. We meet with high school friends who've moved away, share wine and too many laughs to count. We press stars and reindeer shapes into sweet dough, then sprinkle them … [Read more...]

My Christmas House

My front door ice skates

Today I'm sharing some glimpses of home. Into this climate of fear and apprehension, Christmas enters, Streaming lights of joy, ringing bells of hope And singing carols of forgiveness high up in the bright air. The world is encouraged to come away from rancor, Come the way of … [Read more...]

The Mother I Was

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The grocery store isn't the most peaceful place to be with a toddler on a Friday morning in mid-December. But as always, it was a necessary trip. Provisions were running low. Aisles were lined with candy and toys, stocking stuffers meant to entice the young and the old. My daughter shrieked and … [Read more...]