Home Safety?

Laughter is letting go if even just for a moment and believing in better things. Laughter is a bubbly, effervescent form of hope. Laughter can be defiant of one’s current circumstances and a confidence that they can change. Laughter can demonstrate that no matter how dark the night is, that the dawn is coming, and joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5). I laugh not because all is well right now, but because all will be well.

Wayrad Haven

I finally took the plunge and bought a home! Because what makes *more* sense during a pandemic than adding more stress to one’s life? I’ve been saving for years and doing some research and a number of factors in my life indicated that the time was nigh. It was an incredibly stressful process. No matter…

NOMO

Like many of you, I feel isolated right now. There’s a deadly virus wreaking havoc on our lives, plans, schedules, jobs, economy, and health. It is unprecedented. It is anxiety inducing. We are afraid. We used to talk about fear in different ways. I’d say that I had FOMO or Fear of Missing Out, that…

Gestation and Graduation

At first blush, babies and degrees don’t have that much in common. But, over the past three years, I’ve learned that they in fact do have much in common. Both cause you to gain weight, lose sleep, think about the future, and drain your bank account. Both are long-term commitments, require late night phone calls…

Crike!

What happens when you fly across the world? What happens when you change 2 seasons and 14 time zones in one trip? How does such an experience change you? I’ve heard it said that, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” I can think of a few other examples of things…

Gumption & Graduations

Sometimes walking across a stage takes great gumption. Not because the act of ambulation is challenging (though wearing layers and layers of velvet is a bit inhibiting). The challenge comes in the difficulty of expecting one jaunt across a stage to summarize years of work. We whittle down an entire degree to ten seconds of…

A Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare penned the story of my life long ago. It is called “A Comedy of Errors” and although I don’t have a twin, a shipwreck, or a neck ruffle, this play’s title perfectly describes my experience! My life is a series of challenges, or unfortunate events, or obstacles to climb over, or disconnected items…

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