Posts from the ‘Faith’ category

The Weeds.

“DROP IT.” But she didn’t. Just as my daughters did when they were toddlers picking petunias, Cherry sprinted out one last burst of freedom, plant in tow.…

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The Last Day

The product of my rushed suburban childhood is arm-in-arm in that sandy crop of kids, traditionally appreciating the last day of school in their little lake…

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The Zipper

How can I be certain genuine sensitivity is zipped into the teeth of my self-conscious mind’s motives? I don’t want my insecurities to jam my kids’…

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The Lashes

Up before the sun, and on went the glue. “Hold still,” I chuckled nervously to my daughter, “I don’t want them to stick on crooked.” My…

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The Purple Scar

If anything can trump everything, we are pushed into punishment. My stomach twisted in fret like it did on the way up the first hill of…

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The Favorite

“I can’t believe this is not even a dream.” Lauren tugged her seat-belt around her neck to click it fastened without breaking her gaze with the…

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The Over-Answerer

Solutions are revealed through noise, and hidden in the slow silence of subtlety. “Lo, you can’t cheer in flats.” I harped. “UUUGGGHHHH!!!!” She exasperated as she…

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“Chicky”

“Mommy!!!!” my daughter squeaked with joy, “Can we please take Chicky home?” On our annual fall trip to Amish country, my daughters cannot wait to jump…

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The Lines

I cut the lawn the other day. Not a huge event, I realize.  With both of my kids in school all day for the first time,…

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The Squirrel

If you know me at all, you know I do not understand God’s purpose for squirrels.  Just don’t.  I don’t think they’re cute, I don’t get…

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