Every Year With Jesus Is A Good Year

I haven't been in the "zone" now for seven months! (Unprecedented!) I have some free time now. I'm energized and more like my normal self. Decluttering--not writing--is currently at the top of my agenda (I've been inspired by Becky's blog about minimalist lifestyle, and I'm stoked to try some of her ideas in 2018). But… Continue reading Every Year With Jesus Is A Good Year

For Trae & Those He Left Behind

Yesterday we shared a meal and laughed with our brother. Today we are washing his blood out of our clothes and asking God to forgive his murderer, whoever and wherever he is. The sky, like a cold gray funeral sheet, is stretched out above the orchards where we all used to feel sheltered--above the peaceful orchards where… Continue reading For Trae & Those He Left Behind

To The Unborn

Precious, When I was little, a man on an airplane asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Naturally, I hugged my doll close to my heart and said, "I just want to be a mommy." I was raised to be a housewife, like my mother and my grandmothers and my great-grandmothers. "Discreet,… Continue reading To The Unborn