Morning Praise

| September 27, 2018

  Jesus My Deliverer,My Delight,My Daily Bread  

Psalm 23 and the Sacraments

| August 29, 2018

It wasn’t till almost the end of the week that it occurred to me that the Psalm distinctly prefigures the Sacraments. (I wonder what these Evangelical speakers would have thought about that.)

Below I offer first, the Psalm with one word connections to the Sacraments; and below that, my reflections on those connections.
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Why I Am Glad I Sought a Sjogrens Diagnosis

| August 27, 2018

I’ve realized that this is the view of a lot of people, including many people who have the condition. “Ok, so you’re thirsty. Do you need a diagnosis to drink more water?”  It isn’t that simple. Well, for some maybe it is. But after that experience, I wasn’t really sure where to go after my […]

Chivalry Isn’t Dead

| May 5, 2018

I was listening to the Drew Mariani show on Relevant Radio, and he talked about a time when a barista took offense because he offered to buy someone’s coffee. The someone was a female. As is often the case, in the name of progress, someone took umbrage at a kind gesture. On the show, he […]

What the Opthamologist Taught Me about Art

| May 21, 2017

A few months ago, just after my 50th birthday, I went for my biannual ophthalmology appointment. The doctor said, among other things, “Well, your cataracts aren’t progressing too quickly.” Wait, cataracts? The way she worded it revealed two things to me. 1: I had cataracts. 2: She had known it since at least six months […]

10 Reasons for Having a Big Family

| March 24, 2017

My feelings about my family are in no way a statement about smaller families. Everyone has reasons for the ways their lives form, some of them by choice and some of them not by choice. Nevertheless, having a big family as worked out to be a very good choice for us. Here are 10 reasons. […]

God of the Universe

| October 9, 2014

I read this post today about the size of “space” and I really think it’s worth sharing. Go ahead, click on it and go read it. I’ll wait. There. Aren’t you glad you took the time? Here’s the thing: there may be many perspectives on the size of the earth, relative to the rest of space; […]

Autism Awareness Day

| April 2, 2014

It seems ironic to me, to say the least, that we received Monkey’s evaluation report with formal diagnosis an hour and a half before the beginning of Autism Awareness day. While we’ve been pretty sure about this diagnosis for 2 years now, it’s a tremendous relief to have validation. Today is also the day of […]

Guilt Free Dipping Snack

| January 3, 2014

I don’t usually do pictorial foodie posts, and when you see my photos you will understand why. But I’m so pleased with my latest snackie I couldn’t resist sharing. Inspired by the bread and oil/vinegar dips I’ve seen in restaurants, I came up with a variation that eliminates the wasteful carbs and adds health benefits, […]

Note to Monkeytot

| December 23, 2013

Taping a caster wheel to a razor with masking tape does not constitute “making a present.”