Category Archives: Life Musings

The Business of Grief

My uncle passed away the other day, quietly slipping from this life surrounded by the people who loved him most. I was not there. It’s not that I didn’t love him, I did, but that time, when breath is labored … Continue reading

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On My Birthday, or, Angel on Constitution Avenue

In February, 2016, our family rented the second floor of a row house one block from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. We spent a wonderful few days exploring museums, monuments, and landmarks, but our most precious moment was an … Continue reading

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Real Simple

Standing in line at the grocery store, I did my best to avert my eyes from pictures of scantily clad women and gossipy headlines. Thanking God for my ordinary, unnews-worthy life, my wandering gaze finally landed on a picture of … Continue reading

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Speaking Up for Those Who Cannot

Today I am taking my pastor’s challenge from Proverbs 31:8, to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Please know that this topic is controversial, and may be upsetting to some. In ancient times pagan civilizations offered up … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Unplanned

Time for school. Time for work. Time for practice. Time for homework. Time for class. Time for club. Time for church. Time for supper. Time for bed. From the time we get up in the morning to the time we … Continue reading

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Embracing Mediocrity

I used to be a perfectionist.Those who really know me may find this a humorous admission, because I have never had many of the visible symptoms of a typical perfectionist. I do not wear make up every day. Some days … Continue reading

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So Over the Just in Case

I recently engaged, once again, in that age-old, annual ritual of cleaning out. When the air cools and the leaves change, it’s time to drag out the tubs of clothes and switch over to warmer wear. Drawers must be emptied … Continue reading

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The Stuff

When talking with other moms who share this busy season of parenthood, I have often found myself referring to the tasks of homemaking as, “all the other stuff.” Kids in school, after school activities, homework (theirs, not mine), working part … Continue reading

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Got Hope?

The other day, while driving on the highway, I saw a bumper sticker on the car in front of me that said, “Got Hope?” What an interesting question. My immediate answer was the words to the old hymn: My hope … Continue reading

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