Catching Up

It has been a while, so I thought I’d simply catch you up on some goings on. “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world” –CS Lewis Writing. Much of the month of May, I was…

50 Years for Better or Worse

My in-laws celebrate fifty years of marriage this year and each family member was asked to write something to them. December, 2010 Dear Bonnie & Terry,  I must say how much I have been blessed by a marriage that is relatively easy — For Tom and me, it was a joining of two people’s lives that made complete and total sense.  Growing…

44 and 40 more!

I know, I know.  Hoky.  But I can’t help it — that phrase is ringing in my  head — “44 and 40 more.” DWELL IN POSSIBILITY. – Emily Dickinson I love, love, love dear Emily D. I have without a doubt found healing and answers in the last few years looking backward.  The truth of…

Seize This Very Minute

Did I know growing up that I was half awake?  No, indeed not.  And I don’t think my parents knew either.  They nor I realized that I wasn’t fully experiencing life.  Last night over dinner, it became a funny anecdote that I began smoking at 37 years of age — What most people explore at…

forgiveness: expect miracles

“Everyone says that forgiveness is a lovely idea until they have something to forgive.” – CS Lewis Forgiveness of grave acts of injustice can feel like an abstract concept to those who have not experienced those acts. ( — PRISM magazine) Sometimes I write, telling parts of my story, in order take what is anything but…

It’s about pain: Concern for Christian women in the church

This is a followup to writing about multi-ethnicity, race and culture and the culturally insensitive and offensive book, Deadly Viper. I’ve concluded that the only way to change that story is to boycott the book but even that is ineffective. And apparently the authors are “good guys” and they didn’t mean any harm. Okay.  Beyond…

Random Sadness (a poem)

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.     C.S. Lewis Random sadness cannot be shaken or filled up with things that may have worked before food or drink, distractions of children, hard work, general busyness, exercise,…