The most stumbling steps


People

“I’d like a small iced cappuccino,” I tell the waitress at Timmy’s. “Caramel.” As I carry it to my vehicle I take my first sip. I’ve never tried a caramel iced cappuccino before, and the sweet coffee flavor explodes upon my senses. Unexpectedly, I begin to cry right there in the Tim Horton’s parking lot, […]

September 1, 2013

Alice in wonderland, or not


Walking with Jesus

Walking through the woods, I found a little door. I’m sure I saw a welcome mat laid down, curled from waiting. I’d like to stop in for tea sipped from an acorn cup, and some sweet nut cakes. I’d like to forget that I’m adult, that there are dirty dishes and bad news waiting in […]

February 18, 2013

The benediction


Brain things

This has felt like a sermon, and I am relieved to come to the close of my inadvertent mini-series on femininity. Here are the two last things I have to say about beauty. Ask yourself carefully if they are true, and listen to the Spirit’s voice. 1. There’s a natural beauty God gives. And He […]

May 9, 2012

Learning about grace


Walking with Jesus

Confession: Idiocy is one of my infirmities. in·fir·mi·ty noun, plural in·fir·mi·ties a physical weakness or ailment, lack of strength, a moral weakness or failing. I often ask Jesus to forgive my sin, but where to go with my stupidity? I know He will pardon my transgressions, but I’m always suspicious He’ll let me hang for […]

April 26, 2012