Five Minute Friday prompt: REMEDY Today I am two weeks post-second COVID vaccination. Which means I should be about as safe as I can be. The vaccine is a specific remedy to a world-wide problem that has shifted our lives more than we currently recognize. I don’t need to rehash the overwhelm of this past … Continue reading Love is the Remedy
Some surprises you do not want. The extreme opposite of entering a darkened room to discover it filled with expectant people ready to shower you with love, my friend returned to her car after a fun night out to find someone had broken the window and made off with her valuables. Invasion. Destruction. Hassle on … Continue reading Surprise
Twice this week I’ve found myself in conversation with people who have recently and unexpectedly lost a parent, a woman whose father died and a man whose mother died, both from a stroke. Last night as I listened to my friend describe the events surrounding his mother’s last days, he said, “Tell the people you … Continue reading Say the Words
A couple years ago, I decided I needed to curtail my practice of ending each day with the first fifteen minutes of the 10 pm newscast. For most of my adult life, I watched the news before bed. But gradually I realized that I wasn’t sleeping soundly, that images or issues from the news wound … Continue reading What’s the News?
Mom Down! I've been sick for two weeks now. What began as a lousy cold--power through, Mom, as most moms do--and I thought I had and was mostly on the mend--became a painful ear infection and virus v2. Six days on antibiotics and I still have pain and no hearing on my left side. Bleh! Thankfully, … Continue reading Live Lent (2018)
I attended Jr. High at the beginning of the 80's when Preppies ruled the school. I had one white Izod shirt and, though I stood several rungs down the social ladder from Popular, wearing it made me feel pretty. I had a crush on an 8th grade boy who had expressed interest in me despite my 7th … Continue reading J.O.Y.
If you've been around here for a while, you'll know that I've been a Jesus-lover since forever. I have spent most of my professional life working in churches, and I am also married to a pastor. And I (mostly) love the church in all its beauty and brokenness. All of this can lead to a … Continue reading Find Center
I'm married to a pastor. I work on the church staff. I lead small groups for both women's and student ministries. I wasn't looking for more ways to serve. But they needed teachers, and Tween has been a student helper with the 4-year-old class. Which is better for me than the 2-year-old class; the only time … Continue reading Adventures in Sunday School