Weekend Reflection: Forgiven

Redhanded. Cadence, 2007. Photo by His Mommy. 8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. 9 He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever. 10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as […]

The Physics of Mothering: Ash Wednesday

Trust. Rob and Cadence. July, 2011.   It Goes Around. It Comes Around. Kind of Like an Orbit.  “Mama, why do my legs look funny when I’m standing in the water?” my daughter, Elaine, asked me one hot afternoon when she was three years old. We were refreshing ourselves in the shallow end of the swimming […]

Weekend Reflection: Beloved

Rob and Daphne. September, 2012.  Bless the Lord, O my soul,And all that is within me, bless His holy name.2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,And forget none of His benefits;3 Who pardons all your iniquities,Who heals all your diseases;4 Who redeems your life from the pit,Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;5 Who satisfies […]

Bagels and Floods

The Four-Slice Wonder. Cream Cheese and Choices We had a bad day, here, not too long ago. He said something, or maybe I did, and it didn’t sit right on the other’s heart, and suddenly we were scowling and snapping words out of thin air, turning our backs and letting untold annoyances overflow their banks. […]

Birds and Bees

Our Front Deck. After Rain. The Echium Has Attained Seussical Proportions.  The Incredible Sweetness of Being, Part Eight Rain blessed our land and now everything is drying and the creatures are hungry. I’m watching the Echium. Its purple torches call the bees. They’re calling the hummingbirds. The camera calls me so I step onto the deck, inhale […]