Weekend Reflection: Nowhere to Hide

Lake Michigan.  9 If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, 10 Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be […]

Come as You Are!

Just as You Are. Right Now. Even if Your Sweater is Crooked.  Humbled, not DiscouragedA passage in my Bible struck me as I read it a few days ago. I’ve read this passage before, but on this occasion it leaped off the page. “Don’t wait until you’re ready,” I heard.  I’m sharing the passage here […]

Cripples and Crutches

My Maternal Grandparents. Ca. 1970 Lists, Leaning, and the Lord “‘Pa,” I said, “I need a piece of paper.” I eyed the steno pad on his desk. “What for?” “Grandma and I are going to the store and I need to make a list.” “Lists are crutches. Just remember what all you need–it’s good for […]

Coming Out of Hiding

Libations at Kate’s. August, 2010. There’s Only One of Me“I don’t post much on Facebook. I teach Sunday School at my church, you know.” The woman at the party shook her head. “I don’t need my pupils’ parents seeing that I’m coming over here for margaritas.” I smiled and nodded. My heart wanted to cry, though. […]

Really Slow Bread

A Boule.  Bread in the Plan Searching for uses for my new enamel-on-cast-iron dutch oven, I came across a bread recipe that requires about twenty hours of rising time. I was intrigued. The recipe calls for just a tiny bit of yeast. The dough isn’t kneaded; you just mix it up, cover it, and then […]