True Love

I used to watch soap operas with my mom. It was one of our things to do – especially on long, hot summer afternoons. We loved to see the storylines unfold – the drama, the heartache, the exhilarating romance! In those days before we had the ability to videotape or DVR the programs, mom would … More True Love

I am a Mother

I haven’t been writing much at all – life is so full all the time. Mostly mothering – mothering my children, mothering my congregation. I am a mother. I am tending to things all the time – tending, nurturing, teaching, caring, loving. I am a mother. Funny, I never thought I was mom material – … More I am a Mother


I still have several boxes containing the manuscripts my dad wrote. He wrote theological books and poetry, some rambling memoirs as well. I will always keep those weathered pages. He poured himself into those projects and had great hopes of being remembered as an author. I remember him that way. Dad was born at his … More Gordon

Brave Little Boy

There was a talent show yesterday at my boys’ elementary school. I had known for the last year that my younger son, Jesse, was interested in singing a song for it. Over the course of the last few months he has changed his mind repeatedly regarding the song he wanted to sing. He would sing … More Brave Little Boy

Fear II

I haven’t overcome Fear. But I have befriended her. Not right away. Not for a long, long time. First, I tried to hush her Hide her Hustle her out of the room Ignore her Weep over her Pretend she didn’t exist. But then She stayed anyway             Winding her cool fingers through my hair             … More Fear II


Today was one of those Sundays where no sermon could fully be formulated until the wee hours of Sunday morning. Then, when it came, I wrote about abundance – the text was about how Jesus came to give life and give it abundantly. I asked the congregation what abundance is to them. After church one … More Abundance