Food Anxiety

God of Paleo eating, forgive me for I have sinned. About four years ago, Brandon and I embarked on a month of Whole 30 eating in an effort to figure out what was destroying his digestive system. The Whole 30 cuts all added sugar, alcohol, grains, beans and legumes, soy, and dairy products for 30 … More Food Anxiety

Held

We spent the evening with friends of ours discussing the aches and opportunities of the church we’re attending, and while our kids ran around their living room and up the stairs, and I scratched the ears of one of their pups, I said the thing I keep saying about this church community: I laugh every … More Held

Stretch, bend, snap and bind: like-mindedness and marriage and a few other meandering thoughts

My husband is playing the guitar on the other side of the room, and I keep opening and closing browser tabs trying to decide what I have to say here right now or whether I have anything to say at all, or whether to close the whole thing down and play Candy Crush. I’ve almost … More Stretch, bend, snap and bind: like-mindedness and marriage and a few other meandering thoughts

The Things We Love

I am hanging out in the bright afternoon heat. Our kids have found other kids to be this afternoon’s best friends. My husband is in a baseball uniform and catcher’s gear, waiting for his next at-bat. It’s Father’s Day, and there’s nowhere else I’d rather be, around this dusty diamond, squinting in the light. There’s … More The Things We Love

Two Herons

Can’t shake the sadness over the shooting in Charleston, SC this morning. My muse of late has been a heron I look for every morning on my drive to work. This morning there were two. Here’s a poem that hopes to capture the conflict in me when I hear about these kinds of acts of … More Two Herons