Something about turning 40 was hitting me hard the last couple of months. I kept swinging between “I am halfway to dead” and “My life is halfway over…and the second half is all wrinkles and gout and stuff. Have I accomplished everything I have wanted to do since obviously, I will be somehow incapacitated sooner… Continue reading Thoughts on Turning 40
Let’s pretend you and I are sitting at a coffee house, drinking our favorite drinks, and a comfortable silence settles over us as we happily sit in the presence of one another. Then I break the silence with a thought provoking, heart searching question: What are you currently waiting for? What would your answer be?… Continue reading What are you waiting for?
I am sitting on the ground, clad a simple dress, kneading bread dough in a wooden bowl. Sitting across from me is my friend, who’s sudden, boisterous laugh startles her nursing infant awake. My friend’s mom, eyes wet with tears of laughter, had just finished sharing a story of her own new motherhood experience. In… Continue reading Going Tribal
There was once an old man. His wife had died a few years back and he lived a quiet existence in a small apartment in the middle of a big city. With no family around, no grandkids to bounce on his knee, no children to brag or worry over, no close friends, all he had… Continue reading Look at the Old Man
I have an issue. Well, I have a lot of issues, but one of my lifelong struggles is ear worms. Some call them brain worms. They are those catchy pieces of music that continually repeat through you head. Over and over and stinking over. My ear worm of the day happened to be Bruno Mars “Uptown… Continue reading How Bruno Mars Helped Me Get Ready for Church
Lucy is at that place right now where she really wants to blow bubbles, but bubble blowing practice sessions often begin with rapidly on-setting frustration. Patiently, we teach and reteach the skills necessary. Dip and check for a “window.” Put it close to your mouth, but not so close that you “break the window” and… Continue reading Bubbling over with Joy
There is this book that came out called, “Reasons My Kid is Crying” that is a collection of pictures from around the world of toddlers/preschoolers throwing tantrums because of serious issues like: or Some say it’s so cruel to take a picture of a kid during a tantrum because, you know, we should parent them through it.… Continue reading The Tale of Two Oreos