I Want to see You

On the good days, I see Your beauty. I imagine You designing the world like a painting. You splash colors on a canvas and, full of joy, spread shades whimsically. Sometimes when You paint, You almost dance– with large brush strokes, bold tints, and expansive shapes. Other times when You paint, You crouch down inContinue reading “I Want to see You”

Men surrounded by Women…

Hey, Bud.  Us ladies, we make your head hurt, huh? 😊 This is my friend Kyle.  He is married to Laura.  He loves a good fire-pit, game night and the Word of God.  He can disassemble and re-assemble a dryer that should have caught on fire a long time ago, and can kill a cockroachContinue reading “Men surrounded by Women…”

I want to keep you

I hugged her goodbye. She wrapped her little arms tightly around my waist and looked up at me, tenderly– I want to keep you. She said it sweetly, boldly—without hesitation. And my heart melted. Oh yes, sweet girl.  We are for keeping. Gosh, I love kids.  They embody all that is precious and fierce.  IContinue reading “I want to keep you”

My little plastic bat

I fumbled around with the tee and the bat. It was hard to play baseball by myself. The tee helped, but it was boring–I wanted my sister to come back to play. I heard footsteps running my direction and turned to see her—she was crying, sprinting, followed by a crew of kids on bicycles chasingContinue reading “My little plastic bat”

Erasing Death

SPLAT! She giggled, and took wad after wad of toilet paper, dipping it into the bowl of water and throwing it furiously at the poster-board. 10-20-30 times maybe, she hurled the dripping wads of paper towards her enemy. The more she did it, the more energized she got. Her mom cheered her on from behind.Continue reading “Erasing Death”