Four Honest Questions about Sexual Abuse’s Painful Aftermath

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  This beautiful platform, A Deeper Story, launched a book. Did you know that? Last year I wrote the post, "The Sexy Wife I Can't Be" only to read your amazing, difficult, painful comments, and realize I …

When a preacher made me a liar

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It was at one of those things I first heard her, a room brimming with hungry women waiting to be fed and wanting to get full--not the same things at all.  We finished an indistinguishable plate of …

Culture

February 13 2014

The Final Word

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I’ve done this before. In fact, I do often this without thinking. I make assumptions about people based on what I see. What I hear. What I observe. Because in reality, all we do have is …

Family

February 13 2014

Sunday Dinner

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This reflection is part of a series of essays about walking with my mother through the end of her life and the dementia that is slowly eroding her mind. Others in this series can be …

Our Father Who Art In Heaven, Please

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Our father who art in Heaven, please be on Earth as it is up there because I can't do this on my own. Help? The words trip and fall off my tongue sincerely, but without eloquence. Fitting, I suppose. I've …

Family

February 12 2014

out of ash

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The trunk is full of clothes for the Salvation Army, and the recycling overflows. Mail piles, junk drawers, closets, toy bins: it's all fair game. I'm the culling, sorting, take-no-prisoners arranger of disorder. Well, today I …

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