Monthly Archives: March 2014

Love speaks.

 So many of us stay silent for fear of being deemed judgmental. But is it ever okay to pronounce judgment?  Does Love ever speak?  Do you tell your cousin that five beers a night is too much?  Do you tell … Continue reading

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Just for me….

I want to remember…. Sophie tilting her head up at me from her place in the basket of the Target shopping cart.  She talks to me as we walk up and down the aisles, telling me about how she can … Continue reading

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Why weep?

There is a singular closeness that defines the relationship between a brother and a sister; you share your parents—you share your blood.   You share a messy and beautiful history that cannot be imitated and cannot be replaced.   The loss of … Continue reading

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An Audience of One

(I know I was supposed to write about how William Blake made me cry–  and you can see those comments here— but the following was a more pressing matter.) A few months ago, before I decided to seriously commit to … Continue reading

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William Blake

 There is a scene in Fahrenheit 451 when the protagonist reads a poem to a group of women who find very little need or space in their lives for poetry.  These women fill up the empty spaces in their existences … Continue reading

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Beauty on Wednesday

Today was Wednesday in all its Wednesday glory.  I lay down in my bed in the darkness of the morning, involuntarily keeping myself awake by thinking about how I would have to be awake.  I calculated how long it would … Continue reading

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Space can’t teach us how to love.

Yesterday morning, there was something special about the way the sunlight filtered through our windows.  It cast long, narrow rectangles of light on the carpet and sofa, and it was underneath this warmth that I read Cohen and Sophie a … Continue reading

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To “The Work in Progress”

A friend of mine said one of my posts reminded her of another blog she follows: Mundane Faithfulness.  I checked out the blog and was super flattered.  The authenticity found in Kara (the author’s) voice was so encouraging and reassuring. … Continue reading

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Ellie

Time slips, slips, slips through my fingers– Ellie is one!   Luckily she is still short, small, and toothless, and looks virtually the same as she did at four months.  Her eyes are a cool gray–almost blue; her hair is … Continue reading

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The “Tithe” is me.

I try to pray this prayer before I listen to anyone or anything at church: God, please let me hear what you want me to hear.  Let me not pay attention to anything else.  These are important words for me. … Continue reading

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