My Nuclear Waste

My Nuclear Waste

I think this whole life is a gift from God to me. Straight Christmas every day. Just look around at beautiful sunrises or sunsets, the ocean, the mountains, beautiful people and places all around the globe. I love the swallows that float so close to the ground and...
Use Your Muscles as an Act of Worship

Use Your Muscles as an Act of Worship

“…her arms are strong for her tasks.” –The Wife of Noble Character Proverbs 31:17b What does it mean to be a strong Christian? Thinking about a powerful faith elicits images of grit in the face of adversity, bravery despite mounting opposition, and endurance in the...
Finding God in the Chaos of Summer: Holy Lemonade

Finding God in the Chaos of Summer: Holy Lemonade

My kids love to build lemonade stands. But I hate them. I am really ashamed to admit this because it seems like something a mother should embrace as the joy of summertime. Kids selling lemonade is so small-town sentimental, so community creating. The idea that people...

On Loving Well and Being Loved Well

My parents did not love me well. I thought maybe they didn’t know how for most of my life. I told people, when they asked about them, that they just didn’t have the right tools in their toolbox to be generous loving parents. So, I forgave them before they ever asked...
On Doubt in Writing

On Doubt in Writing

I am “new” to the writing world.  Whatever that means.  I have been writing, of course, since I was a kid and my notebooks from childhood and my wobbly teen years are piled up in a cupboard in my dining room of all places.  Now, I have scribbled notes and ideas...

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