Sheer Artistry, Pre-School Style


"Mom?" My daughter started, bypassing our usual greetings on the phone. "How do you get nail polish out hair?" This was, I admit, where I gave to toddler gods, that my own children were grown and gone. Ashley  called with this quite unique question, because her two younger kids, ages four and two, were not napping like …

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“Dating” Daddy


There is a trend happening in evangelical circles that I find somewhat disturbing. Its the trend of fathers dating their daughters.  Yes you read that correctly, and apparently its highly recommended as a means to for fathers to spend time with their girl children. A common event is the Daddy/daughter dance, where the fathers wear suits and …

Memories of Mamal


I wrote this poem to read at Grace Stewart William's memorial service. She was my step-grandmother, and a sweet, gentle soul. She will be dearly missed. Memories of Mamal Coffee and toast, her usual breakfast Enjoyed each morning, dressed in her housecoat A moment of quiet to start her day Small children, drawn to her …