The Crows Keep The Time

The crows flap their feathers to the rhythm of the drum, to the wind in November dropping seeds on the ground.The wings in the sky are beating to a rhythm, to a beat, to the music of a God who breathes.I can hear Him now, as I watch the black beasts count the measure of … Continue reading The Crows Keep The Time

Because I Used to Hide and Cry

¬†When I die, bury me in candy. Maybe not in Crunch bars, but Butterfingers and Milky Ways. Dance at my funeral and comfort my bones with sweet things. Ignore the absence of dental work.Pay attention while you can, to the vibrant colors that make up the world. The flaming orange of the fall pumpkins. The … Continue reading Because I Used to Hide and Cry

An Update…Hopefully I Haven’t Done Something Illegal…

You guys, today was touch and go.I don't know what that means exactly, probably because it's a sports metaphor (right?), but that's what today was. Touch. And. Go.People were crying, there was pinching, there was faux biting (just threats, no teeth)(not me! the KIDS!)(okay, I was crying...inside).Disclaimer: It's not a real gun. I'm not sure … Continue reading An Update…Hopefully I Haven’t Done Something Illegal…

"She Reads, She Paints, She Sets Things On Fire"

The only people who can believe in a God who says "Bury yourself" are the people who know they deserve to die.He tells us to die and be made new, and I forget it's a daily choice. I forget my cross carrying and start throwing myself a parade.I was busy tossing candy at the commoners … Continue reading "She Reads, She Paints, She Sets Things On Fire"

The Torn Up To-Do List: How To Be A Good Christian When You’re A Big Failure

With babies, weeks are blurry even when you get new spectacles. Four days out from Monday and I'm still in a fog, thinking about sad things, the things that visit when you sleep in a chair all night. I try not to sleep in chairs as a rule, but lately I have been unable to … Continue reading The Torn Up To-Do List: How To Be A Good Christian When You’re A Big Failure

Why Christians Should Know How to Party

I'll be honest, I think the Easter Bunny is ridiculous. Aside from the fact that I have been unable to find any connection to a giant egg laying bunny and the real occurrences of the Easter/Passover season, what is with a Bunny LAYING EGGS that are candy filled OR hard boiled?Bunnies are mammals.Despite these affronts … Continue reading Why Christians Should Know How to Party

When Life Is Unpredictable, Messy and Reptilian

I fought for it this weekend. Oh. did. I. fight.I want to be grateful. I want to be a person who sucks the marrow out of every minute of life. But sometimes, life hands you a giant reptile.And one day, you wake up and find yourself petting a Billy Goat.Or you fall down the stairs … Continue reading When Life Is Unpredictable, Messy and Reptilian