Thomas.

I saw him the moment we entered the Market. Hard not to. He was tall and big of the former-offensive-line-sort. He reminded me of Paul Carter, the Pastor who saved my marriage, but with hair. That is not an exaggeration. The salvation of our marriage or the hair. (Marriage story for a later time. Probably.) [...]

Dear Lord, please give me patience without putting me in situations that need me to develop my patience. Amen.

Have you ever been in a prayer meeting or bible study and someone praying says out loud, "Lord, please give me (or worse yet, us) patience?" If so then you have heard the collective gasp or groan. Especially if it is "give us...". Don't pray that on me! I'm joking. Sort of. The last couple [...]

Shawn turns 30.

Thirty years ago, this boy made me a momma. Back then, ultrasound wasn't a regular thing during pregnancy so the docs and nurses all "guessed" gender based on heartrate, position, etc., My mom showed up at the hospital with pink balloons, pink clothes, etc. And wondered why "she" was wearing a blue cap. His siblings [...]

Reach.

It had been so long since she had been out of her small, secluded home. She made herself as small as possible as she picked her way through the crowds. Head covered and as low as possible to allow her to see the path through the market place. She avoided touching anyone with even the [...]