In which I arise today


Dark days

This is the stage that all of Shari’s thinking blog readers have been dreading for years, when her humor and good sense desert her and she disintegrates into dramatic, naval-gazing grief for weeks on end.

January 22, 2019

The secret life of Ryan Zook


Celebrations

When I awake early on Valentine’s Day I am alone It takes a moment to remember why. Oh yes. Early ministers’ meeting.   Often at night I wake to find him gone Or wake to find him returning. I expect him to be warm, come from checking on the kids Or using the bathroom But […]

February 14, 2018

How we met


People

One of the reasons I’ve been thinking about marriage so much is that I was asked to write a guest post on Bethany Eicher‘s blog about “How We Met” – the story of Ryan and I. So if you’re in the mood for a romantic story, not too sappy I hope, and not without its […]

June 13, 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