Planting Trees

Planting Trees

Planting Trees Our shovels thumped into the compacted dirt below us. My husband and I took turns as our tools danced their part. Scoop. Dump. Repeat. With six trees left to plant, we raced against the fading sun, and more importantly the mosquitos buzzing around our...
The Grillkens: A Fairy Tale

The Grillkens: A Fairy Tale

The Grillkens: A Fairy Tale Once upon a time in a faraway land there was a grand kingdom. Its walls reached up and out to the vast countryside. The inhabitants of its villages soaked in the warmth of the sun that lit every stone around them. Their king was good, and...
What Good Are Forgotten Memories?

What Good Are Forgotten Memories?

What Good Are Forgotten Memories? “When have I made you laugh?” My husband’s question hung between us. I smiled and quickly rummaged through ten years worth of experiences. I could imagine myself: doubled over from laughing, often at late hours in the night. I could...
Nuance Is a Tool of the Wise

Nuance Is a Tool of the Wise

Nuance Is a Tool of the Wise Motherhood is a gift and a joy. It’s a truth many of us took time to celebrate, reflect, and publicly proclaim this past Sunday. Though not a church holiday by any means, Mother’s Day does give an opportunity to acknowledge the beauty and...
Fun with Haikus

Fun with Haikus

Fun with Haikus We’re on Spring Break over here this week so I thought I’d have a little fun on the blog. My daughter recently learned about haikus, so I tried my hand at it. Maybe one of these will make you smile. Feel free to share your own additions....
And on the Eighth Day of Creation…

And on the Eighth Day of Creation…

And on the Eighth Day of Creation… The beginning of Easter week is only a few days away. But as we get our Resurrection eggs ready and fill our fridges with crescent roll tubes to make empty tombs, perhaps you might prepare for Holy Week by thinking about...

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