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I Wasn’t Expecting That

September 18th 2015 1 comment so far  

girl field storm walkingAt 3:30 in the morning last Friday, my phone rang. People don’t often receive good news, like winning the lottery or being cured of cancer, at that time of night. Usually, an early morning phone call means trouble, and this story is no exception. When I answered, my good friend and neighbor—I’ll call her The Bride—told me her recently wedded husband had suffered a seizure, and she asked if my roommate and I would come wait for the ambulance with her. Within a minute, we were out the …

The Artistry of Grace

September 2nd 2015 No comments yet  

color pigment shavingsToday, my daughter didn’t want to go to school. Crying, she expressed her fears about the playground, about how the kids were mean to her. My parental mind ran the spectrum of how to “turn this around,” how to salvage the morning—how to at least get everyone in the car. How to help her when I knew I could not be the direct source of aid. There were a lot of tears, hugs, anecdotes, encouragements, threats, responsibilities, some chasing, and a sock lost under the car in the process.

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