Go


Life around home

“Your audience awaits,” he said. “Go.” I am a good wife and always do just what he says, and so— Five weeks later, he showed up on my Why I Blog page and said, “If you let this go much longer, you’ll have to change the title to Why I Don’t Blog. I’m waiting…” The […]

April 11, 2016

Logistical: On comments


Brain things

Confession: All day yesterday, while I didn’t hear a word from one of you, the Lord was saying to me Is it enough that I approve of you? And all day I was saying to Him Yes in a loud voice and No in a quiet voice. Last night we realized that my comment section […]

October 23, 2015

Socks, sins, summer’s end


Life around home

Confession: I was feeling all Mother Teresa about myself this summer for loving and sheltering a flock of needy children, until I realized that I was harassing my sons into turning their socks right side out before tossing them in the laundry so I didn’t have to touch the sweat and dirt. That was my […]

October 2, 2015

Changes coming down


Brain things

Confession: I am missing something from my days. It’s called Margin. What a funny thing margin is, always hanging around the edges, not out in the open where it’s easily calculated or measured. You don’t know what you got till it’s gone. I’m starting a few changes to my blog for the next few months. […]

June 1, 2015

Productive controversy


People

There’s no doubt about it: Mennonite bloggers are getting braver. Ooh, and this is a good thing, for voices to be found and viewpoints to be expressed. It does have its issues. I read three articles in the past couple of weeks, by three of them— (Don’t you love the lumping all-conclusiveness of “them”? As […]

May 12, 2015

New stuff on our sidebar!


Brain things, Celebrations

You always knew this would happen, right? You knew that sooner or later, the pristine purity of my writing would be compromised by the cold world of materialistic capitalism, and I would become a puppet writer for Mennonite businesses. Yep. That day is upon us. From here on out it’s going to be all about […]

August 1, 2014