Girls Swear and It's Perfectly Okay...in an idealized, female-empowered world. Of course, that's not actually the world we live in, is it? Hence, Part II of the Girls Swear and it's Perfectly Okay blog series. You can read Part I here where I strove to shed light on how a girl can't swear the same way a guy can without risking … Continue reading Girls Swear and It’s Perfectly Okay, Part II
I'm going to break my own rule and go read some reviews of GRAVITY on GoodReads. Hold on....I'll be back. Okay, I've returned—still in one piece. (Major accomplishment for an author who goes in search of reviews on GoodReads). "Why," any seasoned or sensible author would ask me, "would you do that to yourself?" It's … Continue reading Girls Swear and it’s PERFECTLY OKAY!
Last week I cleaned my mother's closet. She needed space. For her shoes. For her clothes. For her walker to go in front of her as she prepares to leave the rehab facility where she has been recovering from back surgery. So out went the boxes of paperwork she had collected over the years and … Continue reading Create a Little Space Today.
July 4th, 1776. Picture it: The smoke still hung over the battlefields, an acrid blessing that masked the decay of rotting flesh. Such was the sacrifice paid by a group of people who were unwilling to live within the confines of a government they viewed as corrupt and intolerant. Two days before, on July 2nd, … Continue reading Created Equal, a Self-Evident Truth
Well, I'm no Tina Turner, but it seems to me that love's got EVERYTHING to do with it. Though if you've listened to the news for even five minutes this past week, I'm not sure you'd know that. Politics, you might easily think, is what it's all about. Or Theology. But LOVE? I haven't heard … Continue reading What’s Love Got To Do, Got To Do With It?
Hello again, lovely readers! It's Mother's Day weekend and of course I'm going to blog about the big day. You knew I would, right? You probably figured out from the title that this isn't going to be some sugar-coated posting that could send you into diabetic shock or running to the dentist. There's a very … Continue reading No brunch or card or geranium needed.
You've probably heard the news about North Carolina by now. The votes have been counted and, as a state, they have banned gay marriage. Guess what? I'm angry. It's not an emotion that most Christians I know are comfortable feeling, muchless admitting, and I'm no exception. But it is the truth. North Carolina's decision makes … Continue reading A Day of Injustice
"Would you like sugar or cream?" I ask as I pour coffee into a mug. Just cream, please." You sit down at my kitchen table while my puppies, Bella and Sebastian, jump up on your leg, shamelessly begging to be petted. It's a banner day at my home. Company has arrived. I hand you the … Continue reading How do you take your coffee?