I Am An 'Unchurched' Christian

If you google the words "unchurched Christian", what you'll find is first, a Barna survey exploring the percentages of individuals who claim to be Christians but don't attend church, and second, quite literally thousands of blogs, articles, "Pastor's Corners", and comments from churched Christians on why *they* think these people no longer attend, why *they* think these people are in the wrong, and the most appalling dis...more
This is excellent. This says so much of what my heart has been hurting over, and I just today ... more

The Best Sex I Never Had

A very strange thing happened last night. It caused me to feel off, unbalanced, and a little lost. I openly admit, I didn’t know what to do. I haven’t been is this situation in such a long time, I was momentarily overtaken with extreme confusion. I was befuddled. Perplexed. Thrown off my game.I know you're dying to know what I'm talking about.Are you ready for it?My kids both spent the night out.Are you catching this?Jon and I were home, alone, last night. WITHOUT OUR KIDS....more
Oh, this is wicked and delicious. I love how you ended it with what happened in the morning - ... more

How to Make a DIY Reclaimed Wood Desktop Organizer

I have another confession. I have a slight obsession with drawing and painting materials. ...more
Simple and adorable. I keep making the mistake of getting boxes with lids for art supplies. The ... more

Parenting Inspiration From Amy Schumer

I have a complete talent crush on comedienne Amy Schumer. I can't be the only one who watched Amy's appearance on over and over again, making sure to share it with everyone I've ever met. She's not just adorably funny, but she's proudly inappropriate and unashamed. And while I know it may sound odd, when I watch her on talk shows, do stand up or on her Comedy Central show "Inside Amy Schumer," I admire the fact that she doesn't seem to care about being appropriate, polite or politically correct. ...more
I cannot stop laughing. Amy is the greatest. I recently read Amy Poehler's book, "Yes, Please!" ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your April 2015 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
.TRSOne_ Dang, I was really hoping to see those pics - they aren't showing up. Will be back to ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your April 2015 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
My poem on race in America - my white ... more

What's Happening in Baltimore Is About More Than Freddie Gray

I won't condone violence against police or peaceful protesters. I can't....more
Incredibly well stated. My words cannot make sense, my thoughts are ragged and breaking. I thank ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your April 2015 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
A little exercise in "Why I write," or "Why I ... more

10 Things Your Kids Need to Know

As I sat in the departure area waiting to board a recent flight, a middle-aged woman sitting across from me took a call on her cell phone. It was hard not to overhear the almost immediate anguish in her voice. I garnered pretty quickly that she was getting news of a death. Her face turned gray and her voice shook as she tried to console the bereaved person on the other end of the phone. "Oh honey, you can't blame yourself," and, "I'm so sorry. This is such sad, sad news." And then, "Well, you never know, he might reschedule. Maybe he just got busy."...more
Oh wow - this is so wise. I have one son starting Junior High soon, and we should go over these ... more

Poetry, like Postcards

I am back to reading Mary Oliver’s Blue Horses this morning. I didn’t finish, again. I felt like I was reading poems like I eat fine chocolates–with relish and excitement, lips smacking with understanding and delight, and then, having to push myself away, lest I stop enjoying the distinctness of each one.But here is just a teensy part of “If I Wanted a Boat”:...more
You are, quite simply, Glorious! I love everything about this post! more