Coffee Kind of Faith

I want a coffee kind of faith.. One that is brewed slowly and continuously, percolating with each sunrise and sunset, Accessible around the world for many, producing different nuances of flavors, One that comforts the soul and warms the body.   I want a coffee kind of faith… A belief system that is accessible to…

Sometimes, people die.

I wish I did not have to write this. It’s much more fun to talk about sunshine and summer camp and really happy things in life. I’m wearing pineapple earrings and a pineapple sweater because they are cheery and fun, and grief can be really dark. The truth is, sometimes people (& animals) die. Many…

Poetry Rice

One summer, I went to Nicaragua with a bunch of teenagers. We only had 10 days, so we did our best to prepare for our journey. We knew we were being led by a tiny town’s group of moms (like a PTA) to add an addition onto the one school in town. We knew we’d…

Happy Easter! (for 50 days)

Easter Sunday is one day. The Easter Season, however, is 7 weeks long. It begins with Easter Sunday (April 21 this year) and concludes June 8, the day before Pentecost Sunday. We have a lot more rejoicing and celebrating to do! How do we keep the Easter party going? There are many ways to stay…

Walking Through Mud

My best friend and I had waited an entire year to attend this giant summer family music festival. We had saved our money, planned all of the travel details and bought a few new outfits for this long weekend event. Walking the two miles from our hotel to the festival grounds, we were so excited…

Wait On and Wait For?

The waiting is the hardest part Every day you see one more card You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part… Tom Petty isn’t wrong. Actually, this song pops into my head any time I’m in a WAITING period of life. What are you waiting for? Medical tests to…