Fragments

Returning to Rest

My children spent most of today out of the house. I’m under the weather with a head cold from all the airplane travel, and John is back at work tending to the things of Fuller theological seminary. I have taken Sudafed every four hours. I also sip on ice water, while editing my novel, which…

When We Fall

Yesterday, I tripped and fell out by our wood shed. I decided to mow the front lawn before John came home hoping to surprise him. It was late in the afternoon, about five-thirty. Earlier, I edited my novel, and at the peak of the afternoon I met a friend in town for coffee. My coffee…

Four Things I’m Learning Right Now

Yesterday was summer solstice. Just as we notice the turning of a season, it’s also nice to take stock of how we’re changing and growing. So, I thought it might be fun to write down a few of the things I’m learning. Here goes: It’s easy to misunderstand people on social media, particularly Facebook. The…

But There is a Friend …

April 21, 2017 Carnation, WA Dear Katie, I realize this is not the kind of letter you’d like to receive. You are private, discreet, and mostly set out to make sure everyone else gets the attention and the praise. But after twenty-two years of friendship, and thirty nine years of life, it seems appropriate for…