I once heard a speaker claim that one of the biggest problems with Christians was a lack of imagination. I don’t remember anymore who said it, or the topic of the speech it was used in. But that part stuck. A lack of imagination? Maybe other Christians! But me? Me!?! I’ve got a vivid imagination.… Continue reading The Problem with Christians
I press write peck out a few lines with these useless nails, now three weeks overgrown that we’ve been laughing about since the wedding the wedding only 18 days ago since you and me became we the two one flesh and already I’m alone and back to feeling like it was all just pretend was… Continue reading Useless Nails
When I was a kid, my stepdad used to play this game with us. He called it “The Quiet Game”. Mostly, I’m sure, because “The Get These Kids to Finally Shut the Heck Up Game” takes too long to say. The game went like this. We’d be driving somewhere; he at the helm, my mom… Continue reading The Quiet Game
Overcome your commitment issues and build a lasting marriage. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.
How do you tell your new husband that the (relatively) sane woman he married is on leave and a weepy clinically depressed woman is moving in? How do you tell him that you’re not sure how long she’ll stick around, a day, a week, or a month, but last time she visited she really overstayed her… Continue reading My Love, the Darkness is Coming
A bougainvillea bush finds root deep in my throat Wild and reaching, spreading and climbing through my mouth, pressing for release If I am cautious, I can gently part two lips to allow only blossoms to spill forth A riot of fuchsia flowers formed of folded tissue Laid at your feet like an offering But,… Continue reading Bougainvillea Blossoms
I have a confession. In the 17 years I’ve been doing this mom thing, I have never paid my children for doing chores. They get no allowance for their efforts. Why should they? They are required to do the dishes, cook the occasional meal, and fold laundry simply because they are part of this family.… Continue reading When the Blessings Aren’t Immediate: Part 1