When Things Are Dark And The Squirrels Preach

My sister tells me about her trip to the local Pharmacy and the woman she saw there, the lady with a cart full of kids.The woman tells her children she will give them bloody noses when they get home if they don't STOP IT. My sister cries in the car and together we say "blessed … Continue reading When Things Are Dark And The Squirrels Preach

Notes from a Self-Lover Who has Gotten Sick of Herself

I clatter down the hall at an unholy hour to bring demanding voices milk-filled sippy cups and collapse on the couch while tiny fingers clasp my wedding ring. I fall half asleep with a tiny body next to me, and we wait for the sunrise together. I feel dry...dry and tired.I've settled into a comfortable … Continue reading Notes from a Self-Lover Who has Gotten Sick of Herself

The Truth is Often Hard to Love

In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be the gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy. ~Robert Louis StevensonMy life oozes childhood.I hear it in the whoosh of a hundred legos streaming onto my no longer clean floor and the laundry machine thumps with the constant beat of … Continue reading The Truth is Often Hard to Love

What Rabbit Has Reminded Me

I think my Christian walk can be summarized by this passage I found while reading Winnie-the-Pooh to my kids:"Hallo, Rabbit," he said, "is that you?""Let's pretend it isn't," said Rabbit, "and see what happens".I'm always trying to pretend I'm someone I'm not. I try to pretend to be great and perfect and wonderful...on my own. … Continue reading What Rabbit Has Reminded Me