Twinkle, twinkle, little star

"I just can't do it," my sleep-walking daughter mumbles at the side of my bed, "I just can't find my way." Her bladder rouses her to a state of unrest, but can't seem to direct her to the bathroom. She is neither fully awake nor fully asleep. Many times she stumbles back to my room, … Continue reading Twinkle, twinkle, little star

I think God spoke to me through Mary Pope Osborne

I've been feeling conflicted about adding my blog link to The Better Mom on Mondays. Even though the tag line is "Sharing Life and Learning Together", I know that the focus is sharing a Christian life and learning about God together. When I link my posts, I worry I will either offend someone by being … Continue reading I think God spoke to me through Mary Pope Osborne

Taking it to the mat

The last couple of years I printed my holiday letter on my card, but this year I was reluctant to write a Christmas letter. There was plenty to be thankful for, yet I still felt empty and anxious. The beginning of 2012 started with ambitiousness and promise but came to a screeching halt in September … Continue reading Taking it to the mat

Writer’s Workshop: Religion fascinates me

“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.” ― … Continue reading Writer’s Workshop: Religion fascinates me

Giving up the balancing act for real balance

My first two yoga sessions were humbling. My impression of yoga was that it was all about stretching and flexibility. I also had a negative opinion that the so-called "spiritual" aspect of the practice was silly and unnecessary. So when I found myself struggling with steadiness, strength and silence it was clear that I had … Continue reading Giving up the balancing act for real balance