Gross

Gross

“Drop it!” The command came from down the street.  My neighbor and his three-year-old son were giving the family van yet another cleaning.  Scolding myself for having no desire to follow their example, I leaned deep into the trunk of my car to fetch the green bean...
Soapbox: 6 Tips for Christians Who Post

Soapbox: 6 Tips for Christians Who Post

Hoping to use social media for God’s glory? Use these tips to maximize your influence and avoid undermining your own Truth-telling efforts. Keep it short. Social media feeds are the ticker tape of our day. Cut to the chase. Be concise. Cut out all unnecessary words...
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,...
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