Between songs


Foster care

When a beautiful woman in her sixties, with a serene face and an artistic hand, sits beside you at the craft table and asks to hear your story, you do not refuse. Nor do you refuse when a fun-loving stranger offers to do a coconut-oil-honey-and-cocoa-powder facial with you, and all the supplies are laid out. […]

October 31, 2017

Monday’s confession of faith


Walking with Jesus

I probably look like I always love him and I never doubt And for many months this can be true   For many months the thought of him is sweet and I believe his words and am So happy to be part of his family The Bible is alive and the Lord’s Supper full of […]

February 13, 2017

The Lord’s Prayer – My turn


Walking with Jesus

Confession: I have a tall glass of iced coffee in hand, and if I am not very careful I will pick up The Count of Monte Cristo and be lost to the world for the night as a reader instead of a writer. This too would be good. Dantes is an airhead at this point […]

May 4, 2015

Tips for surviving winter


Uncategorized

Confession: For the first month or two of winter, I revel in the coziness, the hot drinks, the layers of hoodies and afghans. And then at some point (December 26th, maybe) I switch strategies, and begin ignoring the weather out of existence… because I simply can’t hang in there that long without becoming claustrophobic. Here’s […]

March 5, 2015

Out on a limb


Foster care, Walking with Jesus

Do you ever feel out on a limb with God? Scripture is packed with stories of men and women out on limbs and they sure sound great in the telling, several thousand years later, though you can’t help wondering how Abraham felt, exactly, packing up that mountain with his son and a butcher knife how […]

June 2, 2014