The fearfully uncomfortable knowing

The fearfully uncomfortable knowing

In the past several years, I’ve written a few posts about my husband’s deceased daughter—a recent mention here. Today, I tell the story about how learning to love the daughter I never met led me to the fearfully uncomfortable acceptance of the cross. The post went...
Nudges and God Winks

Nudges and God Winks

While Mac store employees transferred data from my old laptop to the new, I sat in Panera, sipping herbal tea, nibbling a blueberry scone, and reading a little pink book. I figured it was worth waiting to save a second trip into town. And I would have been reading the...
It’s not easy being green

It’s not easy being green

“Grandpa and Grandma thank you and miss you!!” I texted my daughter and granddaughter after opening the FedEx box that arrived in mid-December. As I wrote earlier that month, Christmas 2020 certainly happened but not together as a family. My daughter saw this...
To My Valentine

To My Valentine

A wintry mix began mid-afternoon on Thursday: rain followed by sleet then snow within minutes. On Friday, I swept several inches off the north side deck and shoveled the upper half of the driveway before deciding against a walk to the mailbox. Too cold for Cato, too...
Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Keith and I cuddled together under throw blankets on the downstairs sofa and watched a recording of the 2020 bio-drama “Critical Thinking.” It was a chilly night, but we were warm and toasty thanks to the fire Keith had burning in the wood stove. The movie was based...