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Flossing, News, and the Stranger at the Library

So I guess I figured out I had gone too far when I started to blame the sitting president of the United States for the two new cavities the dentist found in the back of my mouth last week. "You know how I hate flossing," I said to my husband, as we sat in bed [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Bird in the Hand: The Rest of the Story

If you're my Facebook friend, you may have noticed my manic post Sunday morning, how our little South Carolina split-level became Wild Kingdom, minus Marlin Perkins, until Todd saved the day. But you haven't heard the rest of the story. May I share? The day had started bright with snow. I'd changed out of my [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Crazy New York Weekend with Baby Jesus in My Purse

What was I thinking? An introvert like me, trading the hairbrush in my purse for a Baby Jesus, turning our family spring break trip to the Big Apple into some kind of weird religious experiment! "I get it, Mom," said my 17 year old son as I packed my suitcase and he attempted an intervention. [...]

By | April 4th, 2016|Personal Blog, Uncategorized|4 Comments

My Weird New Project and How I’d Love Your Help

I HAVE A NEW IDEA THAT I'M EXCITED ABOUT AND IT'S OH SO WEIRD! AND IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE STRANGEST THING I'VE EVER PUT IN MY SUITCASE! AND MY TEENAGER IS BEGGING ME TO RECONSIDER AND IS WONDERING IF THIS PROJECT MEANS THAT I'M GOING TO CONSTANTLY EMBARRASS HIM OUR ENTIRE TRIP [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Easter Questions at the Alteration Shop

On Wednesday morning, Todd went to see Sheila at her alterations shop. I've changed Sheila's name but she's a real person, a country woman with steel strong hands from years of wrestling difficult zippers and forcing sharp needles through tough upholstery fabrics. Sheila's the lady Todd goes to whenever he needs his trousers hemmed or a jacket [...]

By | March 26th, 2016|Personal Blog, Uncategorized|2 Comments

A Gift You Need NOW from the Children

Here, have some PEACE. You know you need some, what with the news from Brussels and from a mere mile away. I've got peace in spades today, thanks to a team of kids armed with brushes and paint and hearts full of joy and curiosity. So get comfortable in your chair and let me share [...]

By | March 24th, 2016|Personal Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Facing Easter After Tragedy

We ran our errands Saturday morning, and as we drove through our neighborhood, I realized that Todd had been on a business trip and didn't know the tragic events that happened in our corner of Greenville, midday Friday. Just a mile and a half from our house, Officer Allen Jacobs spotted 17 year old Deontea Mackey [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Of Broadway’s Hamilton and Redwood Cones

Have you heard about Hamilton? It's THE hot new show on Broadway, a musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton told by a young, multiracial cast through rap and hip hop. Not only did amazing playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda create it, but he also composed the music and plays Hamilton himself in the three hour performance. The [...]

By | March 17th, 2016|Personal Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Magically Delicious! Imagination in Faith

"YOU WON'T BELIEVE IT!" she said as she climbed over my purse and into her car seat at carpool line. "Leprechauns are MESSY! You won't believe what they did to our room while we were on the playground!" "Really?" I said, and my four year old took over, chattering all the way home about the [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|Personal Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wild Sometimes

When you were little, what kind of person did you think God expected you to be? I wish I had shared the outlook of a little boy I know. We recently celebrated the story of Jesus's baptism, and when the teacher asked, "I wonder where you are in the story- I wonder what part of [...]

By | March 8th, 2016|Personal Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments