Lent

Lent

Preparing for Lent this week (the penitential season of 40 days before Easter), I read the following words in our church’s weekly bulletin, written by our Deacon. A very simple explanation of a very profound experience, they capture how the church calendar mimics, defines and elevates the human experience. There’s a place in Christianity for … Continue reading

Medium

Medium

“I’m not little, I’m medium!” with feet planted, you declare to those at the playground who would exclude the ‘little brother.’   Big squeezes, kisses rain upon your cheeks, rosy from outside play. Big squeeze, big squeeze, then: “Daddy, that’s too hard! I’m medium.”   Dogs on leashes, small dogs – these don’t frighten the medium … Continue reading

Backyard beauties

Backyard beauties

I enjoyed an unseasonably warm afternoon in my own backyard (despite the snow still on the ground)   This post is part of a series February Beautiful; you can also see other posts with photos. 

Katniss Everdeen and gratitude

Katniss Everdeen: [to her baby] Did you have a nightmare? I have nightmares, too. Someday I’ll explain it to you, why they came, why they won’t ever go away, but I’ll tell you how I survive it. I make a list in my head… of all the good things I’ve seen someone do. Every little … Continue reading

The mid-winter blahs

The mid-winter blahs

A little purple sparkle nail polish should banish the mid-winter blahs! This post is part of a series February Beautiful; you can also see other posts with photos. 

Hearts in the sand

Hearts in the sand

These images of little hearts in the sand (from a recent beach trip) seem like a pure gift… This post is part of a series February Beautiful; you can also see other posts with photos. 

Politics/When in Rome

Politics by Jen A. Grieshaber If I’m elected, I promise to work for the good of all… (especially my close friends …and my bank account) and to work to increase jobs in our hometown (unless there is a strike or picket, you know how annoying those things are!) and to provide a safe place for … Continue reading

winter wonderland

winter wonderland

It has been a wild (and beautiful) weather week here!   This post is part of a series, February Beautiful; you can also see other posts with photos.