My husband hasn’t always been the slim marathon runner he is today. He was a chunky little guy growing up, Sears Husky jeans with reinforced knees cut down short. One summer he invested his careful savings in a Styrofoam surfboard at Duckwall’s. Even though his mother was skeptical about the … [Read more...] about The Split
I lost my wedding ring while visiting my daughter and son-in-law in Kansas City. I detest losing things. After three solid hours of combing through their small house (for four of us, twelve man-hours), I came to the realization that I may be leaving Kansas City without it. Another mother my age … [Read more...] about A Different Kind of Loss in Kansas City
Little Miss Introvert struggled socially through the first four months of Second Grade. I dreaded the painful public loneliness of twice-daily recess. I was not adept at making friends. Mostly because I wouldn’t actually talk to anyone. Still, by Christmas, somehow I had managed to make a … [Read more...] about A Second Grade Lesson
Confession: Black Friday, Small-Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are all in the books for this year. And my Christmas tree still isn’t up. This is primarily due to my new normal with heart failure. I used to spend weeks decorating, including three trees and a ridiculous number of seasonal … [Read more...] about Rushing Joy
I’ve always been a word nerd. Anyone else ask for a thesaurus for Christmas when they were in junior high? After that, of course, I went through the phase of using words I didn’t fully understand, just because they made me sound smart: ingratiate, spurious, turpitude. Truth is, I still wake up … [Read more...] about Thankful or Grateful?
As I scrolled through Instagram on Thursday morning, I noticed a post from my daughter’s friend, saying to pray for the victims of the shooting. I had been home barely 24 hours from visiting my daughter at Pepperdine. As quickly as my home internet could churn, I started googling for … [Read more...] about A Sprout of Eternity