Like the Rings of a Tree

“The Boys of Sayre” is written on the back of this photograph.  My grandfather, Ralph Hausknecht, is in the front on the far right.   Our lives are made up of stories, like a tree is made up of rings.  The oldest stories circle us, hold...

If You Want More . . .

These all look to you to give them their food in due season; when you give to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.  Psalm 104:27-8 *   *   * It was as though the room had tilted to one side, like...

The Butterfly and the Rat

The twins ran to the kitchen shouting, “Mow! Mow!” and I followed to confirm the sighting.  For months now they’ve named and claimed every “mower” they see as we drive or walk through town.  Every lawn mower,...

Daughter

  Daughter   At seven, she is like the first green shoot of spring, full of the promise of what’s to come.       This post is linked with Five Minute Friday on the prompt, “She.” Click over to read more five minute posts...

Writing It on the Walls

Don’t tell my two-year-olds, but in a classic case of role-reversals, I’ve been writing on the walls while they nap.  It all started in the morning when I woke in the darkness and smacked my head straight into the wall of things I hadn’t done...
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