Month: May 2016

Support

I’ve sat down to write several times the last couple of weeks and I draw a blank. It’s not that things aren’t happening. I think I am just better equipped to handle them when they do happen. I don’t take credit for this; my only skill is trying hard not to be obtuse when God is teaching me things. It’s a…

Whipped Cream and Miracles

I went to high school with Nate Sharp, who is now an LDS bishop and a professor at Texas A&M. He emailed me recently and asked if I would write something about my faith. When people ask if I will talk about a) my life and b) God, I’m like “Duh. Yes.” Writing about hard things and the things I…

May

It’s the second to last week of school and my children are so done with all of it. Morning has become a series of negotiations about getting on the bus. I should work in arbitration. Summer’s imminence actually excites me, now that Jack has his summer day program, which we call “camp.” Mornings will be slightly less harried, with people potentially…

Log Flume

This week I dreamed that Jack and I were on a steep, forested hillside. There were tall fir trees and a good amount of deadfall on the ground. Jack was inching on his backside down the mountain, and I struggled to climb over and around the fallen trees to keep up with him. As we pushed our way downward, a huge log…