When Fear Paralyzes, Love’s Got Legs

My son is afraid I’m going to die. This fear leaks out right about the time he shuts his eyes at night. He’s worried because anything can happen. Tonight’s specific “anything” is accompanied by fear of violence and death in general. He can hardly utter the words. It makes him gasp for breath, wide-eyed and choking atContinue reading “When Fear Paralyzes, Love’s Got Legs”

Advent Day Eleven: Wait, what?

There’s a moment after you say, “Yes, Lord, let it be as you have promised,” when doubt floods in.  Maybe this wasn’t such a great idea.  Maybe this path that looked so blessed while Gabriel was hanging out looks dark and lonely now that the bright winged angel isn’t nearby.  You are small.  You areContinue reading “Advent Day Eleven: Wait, what?”

Baked Apple, Green Ogres, and Snuggles

My word it’s been a week already. I am pretty run down tonight after a busy day at work and frustrating financial mishaps. I hate money. I really do. All of its finiteness, especially. But in the end, note the lilies in the field and the sparrows in the air – and we’re worth muchContinue reading “Baked Apple, Green Ogres, and Snuggles”