You might not know this or believe it, but I’ve been blogging for FIFTEEN YEARS. Woah. That’s a long time. Basically, there have been two great commitments in my life: marriage and blogging. (You know, that rival each other in length.) Today I began thinking about those who “follow” me because I was reading SARK. … Continue reading cry LOVE! snort: A love letter to my subscribers…
A [swarm] of three [dragonflies] is not easily [dispersed].” ~Proverb We were home (in Iowa) briefly before heading back north to squeeze out one last week of summer vacation in the north woods of Wisconsin. We’ve spent most of June and July already in the woods, and while up here, much has been in transition. … Continue reading The Dragonfly Gals
The other day I put kids down for a nap, threw my laptop (well, gently) and a couple journals in my yard sale backpack and headed to my new favorite coffee shop in the north woods. Seriously. Public service announcement. If you’re ever passing through Cable, WI on your way to, I don’t know, Canada, … Continue reading Soooo Meta! Blogging about Blogging and Burying the Church
A couple weeks ago I opened Facebook to find a picture of a familiar worship space, pews full and a festively adorned altar. The news that followed was of a church’s deconsecrating ceremony and the decision to merge with another one. Almost a decade ago, I was the Youth and Family Ministries Coordinator of that … Continue reading Ecclesia Reformata, Semper Reformanda
A couple years ago on Mother's Day, I posted something that revealed the complexity of Mother's Day, that maybe we should downplay all this "mother love." I don't know what I was thinking, except, I was likely thinking of others. Wondering about those households without mothers; situations of neglect and abuse, challenged mother-daughter or mother- … Continue reading MOMBLOG.
The Lord will keep you… Psalm 121:7 I got saved before I even started kindergarten but my first baptism was in the murky waters of the Ozark, my anointing from the larger-than-life, and now late, J R Warren: “Watch out for them blonde-headed kids.” Far from bimbo joke or IQ in question, … Continue reading Blonde-Headed Blessing
Last week when I was talking to my mom on the phone she asked, “Are you going to get Andi an Easter dress?” ‘Aw, crap.’ I thought. A reminder, once again, how much I SUCK at observing these dual holidays. I had yet to shop for an Easter dress, and just the thought of locating … Continue reading Easter Nuances