Category: Stories

A Card of Her Own

I am, generally, a very responsible person. I follow rules. I’ve never gotten a speeding ticket. I like deadlines and most of the time, meet them. With one glaring exception: I cannot, for the life of me, return books to the library on time. While I don’t particularly mind supporting the library through these unintended […]

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Sunglasses at Night: A Challenge

My blogging buddies (and real-life friends) Kerry and Katherine both used my sunglasses-at-night story in recent blog posts and sermons. Kerry used it as the intro to her Blue Christmas sermon in the middle of Advent, illustrating the way grief often fogs our vision. Katherine used it as a way to talk about repentance and […]

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The Stars Aligned

(Fair Warning: This post contains absolutely nothing of consequence and is full of the kind of self-centered prattle for which the internet, and blogging in particular, has earned a negative reputation.) Several weeks ago, Rob indulged one of my cravings – not necessarily a pregnancy-induced one, mind you – and bought me a jar of […]

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Palm Sunday Afternoon

Equipped with a lady bug umbrella and a drawing of an Easter bunny that doubles as a map, Harper and I set off on a trip. “Where are we going?” I ask. “Jerusalem,” she says. We sit on the back steps to consult the map. She points to the Easter bunny’s ears, then his basket, […]

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Language Lesson

This is probably true of most kids Harper’s age, but she is very interested in words. In addition to having made up her own foreign language, which she speaks with some regularity lately, she latches on to new words she comes across, wants to know what they mean, and isn’t afraid to try them out. […]

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Thirty-Four

I admit it: I like a big fuss on my birthday. I would blame my parents for this – the ones who once found a sign at a Lee Jeans store that declared “It’s Lee Week!” and hung it up on my birthday every year – but I’ve only fairly recently stopped myself from telling […]

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