A lot of us are struggling right now with the call to social distancing. It feels a little too much like solitary confinement, which, let’s be real, is a form of punishment in the penal system. Even introverts are discovering how much they might actually like people while extroverts are just feeling punished. I am … More We all want a short cut
Most of the time, phone calls are great. I enjoy connecting with people. When I see my daughter’s name in my phone, I anticipate a pleasant conversation. But recently, the call was not so pleasant. She called to inform me of a horrific accident that claimed the life of the daughter of some of our … More The Call You Never Want to Receive…
I just read an article listing 10 signs you are attending a great church. Bless that publisher. What a novel idea. Most articles I’ve seen lately offer 83 ways the church is screwing up. Churches are too cultural – you know, they look too much like the world by using technology and lights and sound and … More What’s wrong with the church
Our lives should be getting better. They should. Considering the insatiable march of science and technology offering us ever more conveniences, time saving devices and life lengthening strategies, we have every reason to be the most productive and satisfied generation since the beginning of time. But arguably, we most definitely are not. Yes, we continue … More Frantically living a Flat life
I have twinkle lights on my deck. They hang in direct reflection of my husband’s love for me, because he doesn’t give a hoot about twinkle lights but humors me anyway. I can’t explain how excited I am about these dumb lights. I am even more amused that in less than a week, my neighbors … More Our Obsession with Vacation
Last week was wedding week at our house. One of our twins married his lovely bride last weekend and I was on wedding cake and cupcake duty. By Tuesday things were kicking into gear. Out-of-town Nana had arrived, flower girl dresses awaited alterations, and my oven was on high demand. At least one of the … More What pushed Judas over the edge?
My new table just arrived. It is big. It is beautiful. It takes up a lot of space. And I couldn’t be happier with it. I can’t wait to host the family around this new ten-foot monstrosity! With real dishes, real glasses, real silverware. This table is made from authentic reclaimed pine and it is … More My College Crush
It’s been a lazy Saturday morning with the love of my life. These are the best days. So far, that is. I’m convinced there are many best days in front of us. It’s not as if we are bored, we both have things to do today. In another hour or so, my kitchen will be … More Taylor Swift and patience