Sheltering in Grace

When I was 17 I hitchhiked through Europe with my brother. It was the 1970s and, as strange as it sounds, my parents seemed OK with this. My brother's  hair was well past his shoulders and I was doing my best to look like Peggy Lipton from the Mod Squad or Susan Day from the... Continue Reading →

3 Things

"Every day my mother would name out loud 3 things she was grateful for. Toward the end of her life, it became increasingly difficult to identify her 3 ... but in the midst of tubes and pain, she still managed to give thanks to the God she had followed all her days." Grace (pseudonym)  shared... Continue Reading →

A Game that is More than a Game

When I was 10 we moved to Florida.  My father, newly retired, was in charge of carpooling - and when Dad was at the wheel you knew we were going to stop at Dairy Queen for swirrly ice cream cones dipped in chocolate. But better than even chocolate dipped cones was the fact that after... Continue Reading →

The Myth of the Easy Life

Things I try to avoid --  public speaking, mingling at a work-related social gathering, introducing people to each another (when the name of your best friend of 30 years inexplicably flees from your brain).  Team building, role-playing, and of course, karaoke. I admit it.  I want an Easy Life. A fulfilling job with moderate stress.... Continue Reading →

The Allure of “Big Things”

In our younger years we imagine Big Things. Publishing a book - followed by a book tour.  Securing promotions and sizable salaries. Becoming competent in a field with initials after our name.  Alleviating poverty, improving literacy, advocating  for the downtrodden.  Magnificent marriages and perfect parenting  -- our children "rising up and calling us blessed" (a... Continue Reading →

What’s in YOUR narrative?

Mine is the woulda-coulda-shoulda variety that blares its voice at 4AM, revisiting the previous day.  And it's not congratulatory. You should have handled that conversation better.  You should have spoken up at that meeting.  Remember that Ben & Jerry's you devoured at 10pm?  Your arm flab has a life of its own. (Your accommodating narrative provides... Continue Reading →

It Just so Happened…A God Shout Out

I'm sitting on the edge of the examination table, waiting for the doctor's knock, trying in vain to spread out the paper cover-up now giving way to a generous rip, sweat induced I'm pretty sure. Today I will find out test results. I try to picture Jesus sitting on the adjacent stool, but that visualization... Continue Reading →

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