Measuring “Mic Drop” Moments

During a recent trip to Hobby Lobby, I happened upon a scene I wish I hadn’t witnessed. “I TOLD YOU TO STOP!” To my left, a young mother took a matter—and her child—in hand, her grip on his arm strong enough to lift him a few inches off the ground.  In the cart, a...

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Before We Were “Introverts”

Introvert.   Say what?!? Frowning, brows knit, I began taking the personality test again.  It just didn’t make sense.  I was a minister’s wife, a teacher, a public speaker. How could I possibly be an introvert? I talked easily with strangers, helped people make...

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The Conversationalist

“I’m really good at talking with adults,” I announced, proud of a recent heart-to-heart I’d had with a history teacher over a borderline grade. “Talking with or talking to?” my dad quizzed, his half-smile skeptical, but patient. Great.  Apparently, this was going to...

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