14 Days of LOVE

Love lives on forever, even after the body has been returned to the ground and the angels are rejoicing in heaven. Sometimes the love left behind gives us strength. Sometimes it looks like two twin boys who march forward, not knowing yet the depth of their loss. Sometimes it looks like a little girl growing... Continue Reading →

Measuring Up

Lately I've given a lot of thought to the term "measure." It begins before birth.  In utero, doctors declare the estimated weight of baby, comparing its size to various fruits and veggies in the produce department.  This week baby is the size of a pear, next month a squash. As soon as baby takes his... Continue Reading →

Advent Lessons

If I had to describe my childhood Christmases in one word, it would easily be excessive.  Not because our family was rich by any means, but because my mother went overboard every single year, largely, I think, because she couldn't afford to buy us much throughout the rest of the year.  She was overcompensating. Growing... Continue Reading →

Be a Hero. Be Present.

Eight adults join hands, forming a circle around me.  I sit on a simple bench, head bowed, as they pray over me, asking God to bless their speaker. Yes, I think.  Please God put the right words in my mouth because I have agonized over this for days, and I'm still not sure what to... Continue Reading →

Filters

I feel lost. Hmm....That's not right.  Isolated, maybe?  No.  That's not it either. I feel like I don't fit in.  Not in a middle-schooler desperate to wear the right clothes and say the right things to be one of the popular kids kind of way.  It's not that type of fitting in. It's ...out of place.... Continue Reading →

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