Last Thursday


Out and about

August 17, 2017 She showed up beside by my bed at three a.m. “Mommy,” she said, “I am having great pain.” That is an odd phrase, I thought. And I got up and asked questions and chose her some medicine, and scooted over to make space for her in the bed. She slept with me […]

August 22, 2017

Choose life


Out and about

How many of us do you think will have the chance to speak timely words to a mother dithering on the edge of her pro-life / pro-choice decision? One in a hundred? Less than that? I cannot tell. But I know this: Every day, my words and actions to everyone around me vote for life […]

October 3, 2016

More tomorrow


Literature, Out and about

Here’s the rest of what I have to say. It’s short.

I once said that what government does cannot heal your world. (You didn’t take much notice of it because that was the day I also said what you eat cannot heal your world.) I said, “Please consider the gospel you preach. There is no cure for human suffering except the one found in the person of Jesus and His final redemption.”

September 15, 2016

Take note


Food, Out and about

While we are in the promotional mode— It’s been a while since I talked about my advertisers! I’m grateful to these businesses and want to give them a little shout-out, a more personal introduction than I’ve done so far. Kauffman’s Fruit Farm I was introduced to this 100-year-old family business through my friends Sheldon & Joann […]

February 25, 2015

The string cheese incident


Out and about, People

Once upon a time in the aisles of Aldi, I came up against a stranger at the cheese cooler. She was tall and trim, with lush curly hair. She flashed a megawatt smile at my daughter and flitted through her purchases, energy oozing out of her. We chatted a little. “String cheese, string cheese,” she […]

February 22, 2015