The Grandpa plant: remembering someone I loved


Growing stuff

If you thought that story was odd, here’s another even less explicable. Confession: Once upon a time, I noticed a beautiful plant in a loosely monitored location. It may or may not have been the windowsill of my grandpa’s nursing home. Okay, it was. I made sure the plant was hearty enough to withstand a little […]

May 29, 2017

Spoiler Alert: When Jesus healed my freezer


Life around home

“What is that awful noise?!” I said. “Bdddrrrrddrrrrrdddrrrrddrrrrr,” replied a throbbing vibration from the laundry room. I hurried in to look, and found the door of my upright freezer hanging open several inches, the contents melting, and the motor making a fearsome racket. “No! Son, when I sent you for bread an hour or two […]

October 9, 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