Category Archives: Family

A Metaphor for Young Moms

As I listened to my oldest daughter talk about the life of a young mom the other day, I clearly remembered writing this journal entry years ago.  The feelings of loneliness, boredom, doubt and exhaustion came flooding back and I had to … Continue reading

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A One Man Woman

As I talked to someone about marriage the other day, I remembered a guy from high school that scoffingly reacted to my beliefs about “casual” sex with “So, you’re literally only going to be with one person your whole life?”  … Continue reading

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“Children” of Mine

It’s baby season in our town.  They’re popping out all over the place. Beautiful and precious babies that are poised to learn all kinds of things from this world and the people around them.That’s both terrifying and promising in the … Continue reading

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Family Storms

Steve and I were lucky enough to lead a marriage conference at our church recently.  Let me just say that it was terrifying!  On the one hand, being with people that we know and love made it easier to step … Continue reading

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Wrapped up in Love

Homemade cotton quilts have a smell – a  mix of dust, smoke from winter fireplaces, hints of grass and soil from summer picnics and the musty fragrance of a cedar chest. They also tell a story.  The pink dogwood print … Continue reading

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The Miracle Powers of Black Water

“You get a line and I’ll get a pole, We’ll go fishin’ at the crawdad hole, Honey, baby mine.” My dogs weren’t sure what to do when I started singing that little ditty yesterday.  We were walking past a culvert … Continue reading

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The Wind In Our Sails

Over the years, I’ve come to notice that life is much more about uncertainty than it is about certainty.  There are a few things I feel sure of, but on a bad day I can even question those.  That’s the … Continue reading

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