I'm the kind of person who skips to the conversation when reading a book.

Prayer Shawl

“Did you hear about _______?” The word spread like wildfire through the small town.  First licking at a few loose tongues, then spreading rapidly and heartlessly through the community. I … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

Gandalf and Soccer

“Remember when we went to see ‘The Lord of the Rings’ together and I couldn’t watch it?” I asked Brandon. We were watching a soccer game, one in which Finley … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 2 Comments


“Chloe, you need to wait,” her mom said as she slid into the water. One of the fun things I did over the summer was helping teach a mommy-and-me preschool … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 15 Comments


I revised my creed again last week.  A reminder from a friend set me to putting that reminder into the creed I say every morning. Saying a creed (“I believe…”), … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

High School

“Some people just make me feel like I’m back in high school,” Sue said to me. We were working in the concession stand for a girls’ soccer game. The boys’ … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 2 Comments


“What are you working on?” I asked Brandon. He was sitting around playing with letters on a piece of paper. “It’s a jumble,” he answered. “Ashley and I make jumbles … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 12 Comments

Dummies, Forklifts, and the Meaning of Life

My life is filled with Non Sequiturs. For those who don’t know what that is, it means, literally, “it does not follow.”  It’s when a random statement is thrown into … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 9 Comments

Art Class

When I was in 5th grade, I was waiting for the bus one winter morning and saw a blue jay.  He was brazen, as jays are, and boldly sat on … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · 8 Comments

To Die For

“These biscuits are to die for,” Deirdre said when the waitress brought us a plate of biscuits and cornbread at Cracker Barrel. It was just the girls — Deirdre, Grace, … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment


She is my daughter. Heart of my heart.   Flesh of my flesh. Beautiful, bright, bipolar. Oh, how my heart aches for her! She is sunshine and she is a … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · 16 Comments

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