Life

Settling Down

I just moved for the fourth time in four years. Four crossing state lines kind of moves. This latest move is different because I don’t know when the next move will happen. The next big move, that is. In about a year we’ll do an in-town move when we buy a house, and that’s part …

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Staggering Generosity

In the last couple of years my husband and I have been the recipients of overwhelming generosity. It’s a beautiful and humbling, and sometimes even embarrassing, thing to be the recipient of generosity. After all, what did we do to deserve these gifts, other than go to seminary? And what are we supposed to do …

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the next big thing

Several years ago, when I was about 24-ish, my youngest brother, who was 12-ish, asked me when I was going to grow up, get married, and have kids. I quickly responded with, “I am a grown-up, thank you very much,” to which he said that you have to be married and have kids to be …

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Good-bye, Crazy March

It’s April 1st, which means that March is, thankfully, over. It’s been one of those crazy kind of months. When it began, I had the best of intentions. I was going to get a lot of work done. I was going to have a wonderful vacation. I was going to finish the first draft of …

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on food and memory

I think memory improves certain types of food. I have this memory of being a kid, and my mom and I having girl time together. We’d go to the mall, and then we’d go to Taco Bell, where I’d have a chalupa (or tostada or whatever the flat taco is called) and we would share …

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things I’m learning about Wichita

Husband and I found out yesterday that in August we’ll be moving to Wichita, Kansas, so he can serve his vicarage* at Ascension Lutheran Church. I’ve only driven through Kansas, and stayed overnight there twice…once in Kansas City on a tornado-y night and once in the booming metropolis of Hoyt**. I have never been to …

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minnie

I met Minnie when I was in high school…maybe 17 years old. I’d gone to church with her and her husband Louis all my life, and while I’d seen them, I had never met them. But then our youth director had this idea that the youth were going to do a secret pals type thing …

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Books Life

story

I just finished reading Donald Miller’s newest book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. I’m working on a review of the book for one of the websites we publish at work, and when I’m done and it’s posted, I’ll put a link here. For now, I’m just processing some of my thoughts. I’ve liked Miller’s other …

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