Wednesday: Ashes and Death

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I’m reposting what I wrote for Ash Wednesday last year, when I was nine months pregnant with Brooksie. It still says what I want to say.   I love Ash Wednesday because it reminds me that I will die. I am a product of a culture obsessed with youth and beauty. We honor the young [Read More...]

Fat Tuesday Thankful

Writing posts two nights in a row at 11 pm because I spent the evening with friends. My husband’s heartbreaking skill at searing and roasting a pork chop. Creating a Goo Goo Dolls station on Pandora while our friends were over last night. Wow, 90′s music was the best. The “Hoe Cake Hoe Down,” my [Read More...]

Transfiguration and Beauty

Last year, I wrote about picking my son up from the nursery after our church’s Ash Wednesday service. I was ripe with pregnancy. And not in the good way. I was ripe in the “my due date is in two days” way. I wobbled, waddled and winced (in that order) while I made my way [Read More...]

Poem-a-Day Friday: Rainer Marie Rilke

(My New Year’s resolution was to read one poem a day. Every Friday, I share one of those poems with you.) This week I read Rainer Marie Rilke with my writer’s group and discussed one of his poems from The Book of Hours (which I should really read). All that discussing Rilke got me a mood to [Read More...]

A little SAHM math equation

You may be shocked to hear this, but sometimes I feel like a loser for being a stay-at-home-mom. (I’m sure you’re not shocked.) Somedays I have greasy hair and wear my pjs until lunch and feel like I’ve got to get a grip quick. Sometimes I think about the working world with an idealistic longing [Read More...]

{Practicing Benedict} The work of God

“When the time comes for one of the divine offices to begin, as soon as the signal is heard, everyone must set aside whatever they may have in hand and hurry as fast as possible to the oratory, but of course they should do so in a dignified way which avoids giving rise to any [Read More...]


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