The Hunt

The Hunt

“Dey not is lions!” A tiny, but angry voice came from behind us.  My daughter Hope and I turned nonchalantly to side-eye the tantrum we felt sure would follow such an emphatic proclamation and bit our lips to keep from laughing at what we saw. A two-year-old towhead...
Grass Happens

Grass Happens

“Noooo!” my toddler screamed from the other side of the yard, eyes wide with terror, hands balled into fists. Having expected this, I stifled a giggle, hoping he couldn’t see my face clearly through the throng of frolicking, happy children wearing swimsuits and more...
Just a taste…

Just a taste…

11:28 P.M. You awake? A text from my sister. 9:28 A.M.  My response.  I am now! 10:00 A.M.  No answer, and it’s no wonder. I smile to myself and wait for Regina to wake up from the crash that was sure to follow the week she just had. Scrolling through social...
Coach and the Copter

Coach and the Copter

Many years ago, a little boy who shall remain nameless lest he force me to stop blogging about him was running in a sea of children in our church recreation center.  Shoulders high, fists balled, chin tucked, he was playing tag for all he was worth, holding his own,...
The Shadow

The Shadow

I’m not a big fan of horror or suspense movies.  Give me an interesting, thought-provoking plotline, but leave the cold chills out of it, please! The worst are movies with impending doom scenes.  The looming menace approaches, casting a shadow over the land as...
This Wonderful Life

This Wonderful Life

My favorite holiday movie, hands down, is Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life.  So heart-warming, so encouraging, so life-affirming, isn’t it?  And the message goes down easy, like hot chocolate with marshmallows on a cold December evening, warming you up from the...
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