Posted in April 2013

You Have 5 Minutes

You Have 5 Minutes

I struggle to make time for God. Traditionally, I tend to fling myself at Him in moments of sheer joy or utter devastation. So I’m either profusely thankful or bitterly angry. How fun for Him. I’ve noticed that in the fleeting moments I rest between those two extremes, He really tries to make it count. … Continue reading

The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth

My Opa was quite a craftsman. Even in retirement, he spent many hours in the wood shop of his condo complex, creating all sorts of beautiful pieces – we even have a few in our home. One smaller piece I remember him making was a wooden labyrinth. Perhaps you’ve seen one of them before. It’s … Continue reading

Let’s Hear it for the Girls

Let’s Hear it for the Girls

It’s been emotional these past two weeks.  I’ve cried a lot. Apparently, I’ve also made a lot of you cry. But not today. Today we’re going to laugh. At my expense. Now I feel that men get off scot-free in a lot of departments: they don’t get a period, their bodies don’t go through the … Continue reading

I’m Worried about Monday

I’m Worried about Monday

Hey Dad, Even in heaven, I feel like you’re probably busy right now. I imagine God gave you a pretty kick ass project the second you arrived; he wouldn’t want to waste your giftings, even for a moment. There is something strangely comforting in envisioning you trucking around heaven in your work boots and Kirkland … Continue reading

Building a Nest at the Altar

Building a Nest at the Altar

There is a white wooden frame on the wall in my son’s bedroom. It hangs beside the cushy pistachio rocker where I spent many a night methodically rocking back and forth to the tick-tock of the clock. The frame surrounds a little woven nest with two brown speckled eggs resting in it. On the back, … Continue reading