Monthly Archives: January 2014

Living through laughter

Last week I had a silly moment of laughter with one of my children and after we stopped giggling, it took me a minute to catch my breath and my face ached with joy.  Or maybe it is an inside … Continue reading

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A brain less rattled

One of the things I like best about school release days and mommy days is the ability to unleash some unbridled fun into the world through my children.  On this particular balmy Friday in mid January, together Traci and I … Continue reading

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Did you get a call?

I’ve been thinking about vocation and call lately.  Not just me in the ministerial sense, but in the greater sense of what are we called to do and be to each other.   Part of me likes to think in … Continue reading

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Taking things for granted

Today I found myself thinking about Johnson’s Cafe.  It was a place I worked in high school and was located across from the state penitentiary, it was sort of a dive, had regular specials like meatloaf on Monday, chicken fried … Continue reading

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A Good Death

I once read, “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves memories no one can steal.” In seminary there was never a class to prepare you for being present with others in death or helping the family create … Continue reading

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Snow is…

…anxiety producing.  Yesterday taking 2nd grader Emmett to school I made it half way up the hill and then slid back down.  The irony is that we left 20 minutes before school started, (normally we allow seven minutes), so we … Continue reading

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Will this anger give me wrinkles?

I’m so angry.  I’m angry at myself more than anything really.  I’m angry that I am naive and idealistic, insomuch as I hope for the best in people, assume people will walk the walk, rather than just talking out of … Continue reading

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