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Seasons Out of (my) Control

It would feel weird to tell my 2019 self the following: I completed all the things on my "ideas of things to do while trapped in the...

The Waiting Room Walls

An interesting phenomenon happens when you‘re waiting: You have time on your hands. Your mind feels a bit scattered, you're fidgety and...

The Ending of the Story

I have an hour of free time between errands. I head toward my favorite stop: the bookstore. I drift between genres, picking up books...

Thanksgiving is Hard

Thanksgiving is hard. There, I said it. I'm hosting. My family is (mostly) a delight. We pretty much agree politically AND religiously. I...

A Priest Backs Out of the Room

My new friend and I are laughing so hard we are wiping away tears. I can barely catch my breath. I sit in a chair close to her at the end...

Book Review: August/September

My attention span has been shorter than normal and my time allowed for reading has been practially nil, friends. So this list is short...

Hope Tastes Like Coffee Cake

I stand in the kitchen on a rainy October day eating blueberry coffee cake. My mom has been diagnosed with cancer. Life throws us this...

The Best Question I Learned This Year

I was taking notes studiously in the workshop I attended until she stopped me with a question: "Ask yourself: Where is that written?" I...

Not Starring You: The Support Role

My best friend is really pretty with the most beautiful hair I've ever known. When we shop together, people stop her and ask how she gets...

Looking Through A New Lens

I went to the eye doctor today. I wear contacts and glasses and needed to update the prescription, as I've been feeling my right eye...

Spiritually Good Enough?

The definition of spirituality is a tricky thing. So I've included the above picture in order to help you. Because, of course, this is...

Summer Reading: Fictional Fun

Wanna win some of my books? There's a giveaway at the end of this post! Keep reading! It's just too hot to hold on to a coherent thought...

Following the Song

I caught my daughter's eye as the wrong words popped up on the screen during the worship song. The congregation stumbled as we tried to...

Red Light, Go

It comes out of nowhere. The light turns green, I start to go, and there is a pickup coming at me out of the corner of my eye. He's blown...

Book Review: April

Book Review: Short attention span reviews of the last two months of reading! I have had the attention span of a gnat lately, so the list...

Fairly Local

“I’m fairly local. I’ve been around. / I’ve seen the streets you’re walking down.” -Twenty One Pilots There's a new grocery store that's...

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