SOULMATES

Recently, when I was brushing my teeth, Michael uncharacteristically leaned in very close to me, shattering my tooth brushing bubble of space, stared at my toothbrush and said, “how long have you been using that toothbrush?” “since I bought it a few months ago.” “I thought that was mine.” “It’s pink!” ‘What color is mine?’Continue reading “SOULMATES”

TREES

My attempts to solve the world’s hunger crisis have proven unsuccessful.  I have about given myself a pulmonary embolism trying to figure out why there are 25,000 deaths due to starvation every single day. There are enough resources in the world to feed the world.  And yet…twenty-five thousand. Yesterday. Today.  Tomorrow.  And the next day.Continue reading “TREES”

POMP

Saturday I was honored to sit as faculty at the commencement ceremony for the 2013 graduating class of Laurel University.  This is not the first commencement I have attended as faculty, but Saturday was special in its own right.  Saturday, a student graduated who started her journey at Laurel University almost 4 years ago, theContinue reading “POMP”

REACHING

Michael started our garden inside this year.  We transformed our living room, temporarily, into a greenhouse (of sorts) to start all kinds of seedlings.  Tomatoes, squash, cucumber, sugar snap peas, broccoli, and all the veggies that you can’t get enough of in the summer.  My mouth waters just thinking about slathering a boatload of Duke’sContinue reading “REACHING”

SUBMISSION

The “S” word for Christian women… Michael and I dated 7 years before getting married.  Statistics say that is waaaay too long.  For the most part, I agree.  There are 3 reasons we waited: We started dating when we were babies. He wasn’t ready to commit. I wasn’t ready to submit. He was ready toContinue reading “SUBMISSION”