The Gift of Christmas

The men are all gathered around the TV. Daughter Shelby is hanging out with friends she hasn’t seen since high school graduation, ten years ago. Konnie is in the kitchen preparing treats for a Christmas Eve gathering. Grandson Sullivan and his parents are visiting the other grandparents. And the dogs — ¬†Poe, Poppy, Portia, Dallie, [Read More…]

A Christmas wish

I have a few presents wrapped but not one cookie cooked. Worried, Tim said, “Do you need me to do the grocery shopping? Make me a list.” Instead of rolling out pie dough, I was at the doctors this morning getting my body parts rolled. It’s that time of year. You know. Flour. Sugar. Eggs, [Read More…]

Sliced by the Political Sword

I am a repentant Republican. I am a reluctant Democrat. I am recalcitrant Independent. I have over the course of my life identified as a Southern Baptist, a Conservative Baptist, a Free Methodist, a Charismatic, an Episcopalian, and a Nazarene. Some reading the above lists might, I suppose, consider me fickle, or worse, a woman [Read More…]