Category Archives: Daily Life

She runs

I have been sedentary all of my life.  My idea of a good time as a little girl was to sit on the front porch pouring over a stack of National Geographic magazines, or perhaps cutting paper dolls out of … Continue reading

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Unsinkable

Her name is Supriya. We chose the name before we knew her.  I found it on a list of Indian names, with the meaning “deeply loved”, and I thought, “What could be more perfect than that? We were a quiet … Continue reading

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Has endless winter ended?

I’m hopeful. I can hear a flock of birds outside my kitchen window and it’s supposed to get up to 70 today.  Maybe spring has come to stay. One of my dearest friends is coming to visit tomorrow, along with … Continue reading

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Here’s something new: I’m trying counseling

I haven’t felt normal for quite a while now.  In fact, a few weeks ago I wrote a post about how very not normal I’ve been feeling.  But it was just too, too much to publish.  Be glad that, for … Continue reading

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Speaking of Joss Whedon and Cats

Really, this is a totally natural segue from yesterday’s post. And the “personality” of my blog still needs to lighten up sometimes.       So Whedon has got this goin’ on: Just a few more weeks, yo!  And so … Continue reading

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Spring, wonderful spring

I’ve written a lot of very serious posts lately, and I have another serious one in the works.  But daily life has actually been light and happy this spring.   The weather has been unpredictable but we enjoy the warm sunny … Continue reading

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Pastor Who of What Now?

You may have noticed that I’m posting more frequently.  I’ve detected a distinct correlation.  The more I post, the more views there are on my blog.  Aha!  What an insight!  So I’m trying.  And when it comes to writing, it’s … Continue reading

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From the Archives: The (Ordinary) Radical Christian

The topic of being radically saved is back, with an article at Christianity Today called Here Come the Radicals!  Books like Radical and Not a Fan are getting lots of play these days.  I tried reading “Radical” and it weighed … Continue reading

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An open letter to my children, on my 25th anniversary

Your dad and I have been married for 25 years today. Pretty crazy, isn’t it? When did I get so old? And why didn’t you plan a party? I’m just kidding: we didn’t expect a party. However, you might consider … Continue reading

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Only One More Sleep Til Christmas

I don’t want to go into Christmas Day with tragedy being what you see when you visit my blog.  It’s time to focus on the holy season again, and on the peculiar pleasures of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I … Continue reading

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