the blink of an eye

It happened in the blink of an eye, the way these things usually do. We were babysitting Brett and Abby's puppy, our grandpup, a rascally, endearing, sixty-pound Sheepdog/Poodle named Berkley. They’re in love with that guy (we are too) and had trouble leaving him for the dog-free overnight they were embarking on. I finally said,... Continue Reading →

an ever-present help in times of trouble

My first overriding emotion was embarrassment. When I heard one say to the other, “It was a domestic dispute,” I felt the blood rush to my face. The emotion following immediately behind was anger. “No! You don’t understand. My dad has a brain tumor. He’d never hurt us or our mom!”  The kind paramedics looked... Continue Reading →

my happy place

Seeing his arm, waving like a windshield wiper out of his enormous truck, woke me from my buoyant reverie.  I was singing along to “Beautiful” by MercyMe with Marina by my side, and admiring the bright sun, fall colors and cornflower blue sky, when we slowed to make a left turn. There was unending traffic... Continue Reading →

a wing and a prayer

Being petrified of flying has it's advantages. Okay, yes, certainly "advantages" is an overstatement, but there is ONE reason that I'm thankful for my intense fear. When I'm up in the clouds and my heart is hammering in my chest, I can pray to God for hours on end, which is exactly what I did... Continue Reading →

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