Trouble entering giveaway


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The internet, says my husband, is not as nice a place as we’d like to think. It is more like a dark alley, and every second of every day, there are hands reaching out to rattle the doorknobs, checking, checking, checking all down the alley for any unguarded portal. I hate that image, it gives […]

November 9, 2017

Gifts of great beauty


Life around home, Uncategorized

So now that we are talking to each other, what should we talk about? If I were a smarter blogger, I would have quickly followed up on your willingness to talk with a titillating post on a hot topic, like “Q: What do you think of The Shack?” (A: I don’t think of it at […]

March 28, 2017

My mother


People, Uncategorized

Confession: There is a whole new level of pain and beauty involved in seeing your mother without her hair. It was such pretty hair, long and thick and shining white. I miss it, and I miss the part of her that is not the same without it. The first time she took off her hat […]

March 2, 2017

Hello again


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Gingerly I feel down the length of myself Like an animal after a tumble Which critical parts am I missing? But I cannot feel And I cannot tell My house is silent Three big children off to school Two toddlers who were with us, and are not One baby sleeping My head aches while my […]

September 8, 2016

Giveaway winner


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Confession: I’m back. I just couldn’t take it anymore, all that Scripture reading and local community. Just kidding. But I did get my bathrooms cleaned. I’m popping in today to announce the winner of our coffee giveaway for R&R Roasters. Congratulations, Rosalie, who said “I can almost smell the delicious aroma already!” Your faith has saved […]

June 9, 2015

Tips for surviving winter


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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