Borne an Image Lately?

Left to Right: Cadence, Ayden, Lala, Carly. Making Stuff. May, 2014. Creating and Consuming: No Contest I really like to make stuff. Whether it’s a batch of cookies, or bossing words around until they line up the way I want them to, or a greeting card, like this one: The specifics don’t matter much. My soul […]

In Grief’s Waiting Room

Our Entryway. Memorial to Sergeant Sean Michael Lagrand Third Marine Air Wing, Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting. July 13, 1981-September 25, 2006 Remembering Sean  This Memorial Day morning, I hear my husband sniffle. I look over, sure I know…but I ask, anyway, as I wrap my arms around him and his blue terry robe: “What is […]

Mourning on Mother’s Day

 A Dim, Dim, Glimmer.  (If you came by for a poignant Mother’s Day memory, click here. A sweet mothering memory? Here.) I’ve sat with a mother whose teenaged firstborn son vanished. We posted handbills and raised money for a private investigator and hounded the media to keep the story alive. Our families had been close friends since […]

Weekend Reflection: Look Up

Little Ones Always Look Up. Daphne Kate. December, 2013. Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26 (NASB) It’s the weekend. […]

Hey! I’m Their Lala!

Cadence Make a Christmastime Call at Lala and Papa Rich’s house. December, 2011. Hiram’s Sweet Gift I’m so glad you’re joining us for Thanksgiving, Hiram, I said to our friend as he swiveled round in the pew to chat before worship began. He had graced our day with his kind spirit last year, and we were delighted […]