Lilacscent

This is my face lately. Less makeup and fun outfits, more beanies and outdoor-wear. Less family dinners and meeting friends at music gigs—more quiet evenings and googling “how to train a puppy to stop biting” as I trudge out the door with a wriggly brown fur ball at 3 am. I have never been able [...]

Finches

When Jesse died You visited me with goldfinches “I’m here.” With each colorful flutter of wings, evidence--I was seen. In the years since When I’d see their tiny yellow frames I’d take it as proof, surety. You were with me. But I saw with greater frequency Plain, tawny, common finches— Which I’d dismiss with disappointment, [...]

Just Call Me Politically Correct: Why I’m Embracing PC Culture

    PC Culture. The great enemy of honest, forthright, down-to-earth, can’t-fence-me-in, independent thinkers. A quick google search will define PC, or “Politically Correct”, Culture, as a culture devoted to using terms “to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.” With wider [...]

Like a Child

Lately I've thinking about how Jesus tells us to come to him as children. And I look at my son, at other children, how they fling themselves headlong into life-- Barreling forward, joyfully or cautiously depending on their nature, But onward they go, with no fear or flinching about what might lie ahead. In the beginning, [...]

Able, Breath

(Trigger warning: miscarriage) On December 2nd, I took a pregnancy test. Positive. Only about 6 weeks along, I was hesitant but excited. The whole year had been rife with difficulty and some personal, painful experiences. This was a bright spot, no matter how complicated it seemed. It was like waking up and looking out the [...]