March 2015

Crazy Monster Story Tellers

March 30, 2015

I am young, not yet school age, sitting on a hay bale in the center aisle of the barn while Dad tells me a story. From my vantage point, I see only the back ends of the cows–their broad dusty sides and and manure-flecked tails, their constant shifting and switching while Dad moves in and out from between them with the milkers, his voice rhythmic …

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1 Thankful Thing, 1 Helpful Thing, and 1 Thing that Made Me Angry

March 23, 2015

#1. The Thankful Thing Last week I wrote about feeling discouraged, and in the week since then, I’ve realized how blessed and beyond blessed I am with people who care about me. Thank you to all of you who specially commented with words of encouragement. Thank you also to all of you who have been my friend in one way or another through the years. …

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Don’t Give Up, Luki

March 16, 2015

“What are you going to blog about tomorrow?” Lavina asked me at church Sunday morning. Lavina is fifteen, so I am almost twice her age, but we are good friends–both of us word people who read and write stories and slip big words into normal conversations. “I don’t know what I’ll blog about,” I said, grumpily. “Probably how discouraged I am right now.” I immediately …

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