Home Is a Warm Welcome

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I grew up in a family of introverts who pretended to be extroverts for much of the week, while pastoring a small suburban church. On evenings and Saturdays, my family returned to the natural order of the introvert: quiet, calm, with no excessive talking. While my parents filled their days with … [continue]

A Bit of News


After fourteen years out of the workforce, I started a new job a few weeks ago. I haven’t written about it because the change is so new, I wanted to be sure I stuck with it. I habitually quit things—historically, much to my husband’s chagrin, I quit jobs. My feelings about it lie fresh on the … [continue]

A Nooks and Crannies Kind of Life

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How quiet it's been here this month! I wish real life were this silent in the summer. I feel as if I handed in my ticket to ride the tilt-a-whirl, and some bored teen with their eyes glued to the control board won't stop the whirl and let me off. At first, it's fun to watch the world flash by in a … [continue]

Now and Forever

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"Forever is composed of nows" ~Emily Dickinson I find myself quoting Emily often these days. By most accounts, she was a woman who lived a small, secluded life, and yet through her words we see a universe unfolding inside of her. I imagine she spent most of her time sweeping the same floors, … [continue]

In Need of a Little Hope


"Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all." ~Emily Dickinson In the chorus of songbirds that swoop through the meadow behind our home, one bird stands out from the rest. He perches at the top of the tallest tree, and he … [continue]