Tag Archives: love

viral depression-itis (an e-mail of explanation to my longsuffering husband)

I guess I feel I owe you an explanation on things. I know you’re not expecting one and that’s a sign of your maturity; nevertheless I feel prompted to write now, and I don’t have anyone else to whom to … Continue reading

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What I’m not saying

It’s hard to remember how or when it started, exactly. Maybe somewhere in between the pipe in the laundry room bursting and the children’s newfound habit of sneaking food from the table and making messes of it in the closet … Continue reading

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When the cold won’t go away

I am not surprised when the thermometer reads 4 degrees in the yellow-gray light of the delayed dawn.  Brushing the snow dust off from the bottom of my boots, I lay down the wood and peel off my ski gloves, … Continue reading

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Two marriage questions and a new life verse

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Almost a week late … So sue me!

….Although, come to think of it, you’d better not because about all I have to my name are these two snotty-nosed germ habitats: Anyway, this is a Valentine’s post about my husband.  I don’t celebrate the day; heck, we didn’t … Continue reading

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I needed that like a hole in the … wall.

It was a Christmas present, something perfect, exactly what I had wanted.  It was going to epitomize stay-at-home-mom artsiness and it was going to turn my house into the inviting, cozy, humble, lived-in-but-magazine-worthy abode I’ve always wanted. It was a … Continue reading

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Can I just have Jesus, please?

Ann Voskamp wrote it first:  “Can I just have Jesus, please?” Yeah, that. I put the baking sheet of breaded chicken nuggets into the preheated oven.  My fingers trace the residue left in swirls on the countertop, a quick swipe … Continue reading

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Did you know that if you are living in love …

You cannot be a failure?  

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the best kind of worst day

Is all really grace? I look around at this place, with all its noisy plastic, the black flies landing on dirty dishes, the overgrown weeds staring me back through the finger-printed window panes … Really, is it all grace? The … Continue reading

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This took me more than five minutes, but it’s still Friday …

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake.  For when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Cor. 12:10). Did you know this? That the strength of Christ — the power … Continue reading

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