Spring cleaning for the soul

By |2018-03-02T16:40:23-06:00March 10th, 2014|

Today's warm weather (and the threat of more snow later this week) got me thinking about spring cleaning. Does anyone do that anymore? I need to, of course--in the house, in the backyard, where the [...]

The Repercussions of Neglect

By |2018-03-02T16:41:16-06:00May 11th, 2013|

The timing of a recent trip was perfect, and imperfect. I left feeling weary, overwhelmed by nasty weather and too much work, my Midwestern world persistently clinging to winter. Everything was brown and soggy, buds [...]

Soul gardening

By |2018-03-02T19:03:43-06:00March 24th, 2009|

This week is spring break—and while some of our friends are traveling to warmer climes, we’re at home, running errands in the rain.             As much as I wish I were someplace warm, I love [...]

Six degrees of…

By |2008-12-16T09:43:47-06:00December 16th, 2008|

My children scampered out to the bus stop this morning, bundled (as least as much as you can bundle a teenager -- which is not much, actually) against the cold. It was six degrees out. [...]


By |2008-10-16T17:13:33-05:00October 16th, 2008|

I'm writing this from my hotel lobby in Brea, CA. I spoke this morning in San Clemente, at the Shoreline Church, where not only the women but also two of the pastors had read and [...]

Stop and smell the lilacs

By |2018-03-02T19:06:53-06:00June 5th, 2008|

While most lilacs bloom in May, mine wait. Their progress is leisurely, but worth the wait. If you walk outside my house, the air is perfumed with their purple scent. My whole garden is lavender this week--irises, chives and lilacs. Each has [...]

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