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June 01, 2012
I started getting in trouble for my 'to be' verbs in junior AP English. It...
May 26, 2012
A Perfect Day
Following a pretty rotten day, the universe will sometimes throw you a nearly perfect one....
May 10, 2012
Parenthood comes with that same sense of urgency. They grow so quickly, we don’t have...
May 08, 2012
A Moving Picture
My 3-year-old has a new catch phrase response for when you ask her a question...
May 01, 2012
The Mercy Instinct
As a pastor, I see it time and time and time again: a person has been...
April 26, 2012
How do we develop a taste for good things? Is it an acquired taste, cultivated by...
April 19, 2012
When I was pregnant, I could not eat green vegetables. I couldn't stomach the tastes...
February 02, 2012
Why “Stay-Home-Dad” and “Mr Mom” are Not the Same Thing
Well. If I thought that telling people I was a minister could elicit a "does-not-compute"...
February 01, 2012
I can think of many movies that i love, but my all-time favorite has to...
December 15, 2011
Abundance: Week 3, day 2
Me, to the 3-year-old, as I toss some things in a box: "We are going...
December 08, 2011
Smell: Week 2, Day 3
My kid's got a nose on her. I don't mean a glaring, unfortunate feature. I...
November 08, 2011
Between Here and There
I'm not crazy, as it turns out. Well, i might be...but i was not crazy...
October 27, 2011
It’s All in There: Unmasking for Halloween
Some thoughts on finding/creating the perfect Halloween costume: First of all, nix that idea of...
October 17, 2011
A Moving Violation
An organized household, office, car, and bank account seem unattainable for people like me. People who not only...
October 14, 2011
Girls Run the World
This is where tv and motherhood just evolved in a single scene, folks. You might...
October 06, 2011
Miserable 24-hour stomach flu shared at our house this week. Thanks kids. You are adorable, and...
September 27, 2011
Tell Me Why…
"My tummy hurts." "Show me where. Point." "Right here!" "That's not your tummy, it's your...
September 12, 2011
Curiosity Killed the Monkey (or not…)
"George was a monkey. He lived in Africa. He was a good little monkey, but...
September 09, 2011
For Such a Time as This
I was sitting on the floor of my crummy first-year-of-being-a-grownup apartment, doing grad school homework...
September 08, 2011
The Sacred Struggle
"The middle ground lies in the struggle. The acceptance that, when violence becomes necessary to...
September 07, 2011
Suck it Up
Ultimately, as a society, we suck on alot of things that make us sick. And...
September 01, 2011
A Cup of the Good Stuff
When's the last time you got out the good china? After I went on and...
August 31, 2011
Bless This Mess (without the stress)
Listen to me, young folks in your 20's, figuring out what you're going to be--I...
August 30, 2011
I never know who "they" are, but "they" say you should start reading to your...
August 29, 2011
It was a rare (RARE) Saturday afternoon moment. Both kids were asleep at the same...
August 27, 2011
Saturday Night’s Alright (just alright)
One thing they don't tell you when you go into the ministry [wait--there are about...
August 26, 2011
You Can’t Handle the Truth
Some people have a loose relationship with the truth. I get that. Now me, I...
August 24, 2011
And Paul Thought Corinth Was Bad…
Naked is all the rage. Naked Juice: great lunch in a quick and easy container....
August 23, 2011
Birth Order Bingo
We've all heard the rumor that first children are more successful. Well, it's not a...
August 20, 2011
Too Marvelous For Me
On occasion, it becomes necessary to bring one's children to one's office. I may not...
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