Freedom from “Please like me”

I just really want you all to like me...and by you all, I mean everyone. As I'm walking Eli to school on Wednesday mornings, lugging the baby carrier with its 20 lbs of baby inside, calling out to Ezra to hurry up so he doesn't get hit by a car, spurring Cora on to keep … Continue reading Freedom from “Please like me”

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Void

The two-story building on the corner of our street has been empty for three years now. Except for at Halloween. Each fall, like magic, all sorts of terrifying and provocative costumes fill the once vacant storefront windows. Fake cobwebs replace real, and people flock there to find the just perfect outfit for their trick or … Continue reading Void

The secret about loneliness is…

I'm lonely by choice. Yup, for all my whining and complaining about feeling isolated, it's All. My. Fault. When invited to attend this new bible study or that event, my default response is, "No."¬†There's always an excuse or reason to justify my exclusion, but the reality of the situation is that I'm not trying very … Continue reading The secret about loneliness is…