These are my reflections on the topics that obsess us all.
December 11, 2021
Spent most of the morning deep-cleaning our bedroom before our planned move back in at the end of this coming week. Top to bottom, front to back, every dust bunny, dirt speck, and stray feather from our down comforter—not mention … Continue reading →
November 1, 2021
Pinch, punch, first of the month. Got my UK friend but not Hubby. Suspiciously (I thought), he asked me last night about the ground rules for P&P. We had gone over them numerous times, and I stated that in order … Continue reading →
October 17, 2021
A great day out! Really beginning to feel like autumn for the first time this year. We plummeted from 80s to 40s overnight, only reaching into the 60s today. For an early birthday gift, Hubby reserved a short tour of … Continue reading →
August 26, 2021
The guys started the drywall today; the basement is now starting to look like a proper place with rooms. I’m told the dust will be unbearable, which is already evident on the floor. This is a job which I have … Continue reading →
The Season of Coming To
My dad loved Christmas, and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t just because it’s a Christian holiday. He was a Presbyterian minister and a kid at heart. Is there a more exciting holiday for Christian—and secular—kids than Christmas? I believe Dad … Continue reading →
Do You Know Your Soul’s Value?
Enjoy this sneak peek of my latest book, The Value of Your Soul: Rumi Verse for Life’s Annoying Moments. Annoyance When you volunteer to plant trees but end up mucking out chicken coops. Translation Plans change. Rumi Verse Inside each … Continue reading →
Thrive on Purpose
This past week the world lost a great artist and role model to cancer. The actor Chadwick Boseman had portrayed in film and television many significant Black figures of our time who broke molds, including the athlete Jackie Robinson (first … Continue reading →
Do Everything with Love
When visiting Mom, I try to include a weekend so I can go to church with her. It’s the church where Dad retired as a pastor and where we celebrated his life and returned his soul to God. On a … Continue reading →
Stuff, Part 2: Fulfillment?
I recently attended a 3-day training at a fulfillment center owned by a certain company. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, a fulfillment center is a truncated euphemism for “an unbelievably large warehouse of every conceivable thing ever … Continue reading →
Stuff, Part 1: The Perils of Moving House
“You might want to start unpacking some of these,” one of the movers kindly suggested. How many times had he seen people dazed amid a semi-load of boxes? Was the look of disbelief on my face common? Not all this … Continue reading →