Twin Pictures of Faith

He crosses the sandy shore, walking his slow, sturdy toddler walk and carrying a small, plastic teaspoon filled with sand.  Shirtless, still wearing his pajama shorts, he focuses with a force of determination that causes his hand to...

What We Took From Eden

I imagined it would be like preparing a body for burial, one last loving touch to each wall, each floor before saying goodbye.  I was grateful my daughter, seven, came with me.  This house holds her earliest memories, the ones that hover, wordless, in...

Living is Believing

‘Tis curious that we only believe as deep as we live.  Emerson, Beauty She was bent at the waist, plucking at the ground near the swings, hunting and pecking like a chicken and I thought for a minute that maybe she’d lost something.  When we reached the...

The Spider’s Sac (a story of desire and betrayal)

Last summer my older children discovered two large, black and yellow spiders in our neighbor’s flower garden.  The first was heavy and round and we marveled at her girth as she sat swaying in the breeze, resting on the zigzagging line that ran down the...

Learning to Float

Last summer I stood watching my then four-year-old son trying to learn to float at swim lessons.  He’s as scrawny as a wet cat, all skin and bones with straw colored hair sticking out in every direction.  I’m thankful for the swim shirt that hides the...
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