November 2015

Here at the End of All Dreams

November 30, 2015

I had so many of them, Father, and you took them from me. You didn’t snatch them or threaten; you simply held them, waiting, while I, kicking and screaming, tried to reach. “No,” you said, and your voice was kind. The scratches did not hurt you; the screams did not move you; you waited while I kicked and climbed and wore myself out. Then I …

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Why Schoolteachers Should Never Be Moms

November 23, 2015

1. At least not if they’re only a temporary mom, helping to feed and organize two school children for a week while the said schoolchildren’s parents are out of town. Acting as a pseudo mom may go along swimmingly for a while, but will be likely to cause chaos and heartburn under certain circumstances. 2. Such a circumstance might occur on the final Monday morning, …

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What I Love about Today

November 16, 2015

1. A friend brought me a sign that says, “Brilliantly Unique.” I loved it so much I cried. 2. I started reading Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts. And maybe every Christian woman but me has already read this book, but I’m just saying. It is beautiful. 3. My sister and I saw two bear on the way home from town. A few yards from our …

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