Can’t I at least have it in black?

“The black version won’t be available for another two weeks,” the sales guy says. I shuffle my feet, looking down and scowling at concrete floor, surprisingly disappointed. “Okay,” I sigh. “We’ll take it in the regular stainless steel.” And the sales guy taps away on his computer, setting up delivery for our new dishwasher later th…

Fresh Start

Seems like a good time for a fresh start. I mean, the new year isn’t even a week old, the tone of 2018 is set about as firm as jello. And everyone around me talks “clean slate”, “my word for the year”, “resolutions”, and “goals.” Guess this is as good a time as ever. The whole thing is admittedly a bit arbitrary. As a society, we…

Present

Right about now, a lot of us look back on the twelve months just past, or spend time dreaming and planning for the months yet to come. I do the same thing. So I find it a little amusing and somewhat telling about how my brain works (or doesn’t work, depending on who you ask) that THIS is the topic on my mind today. Present. We’ve had boxes of…

Wonder Woman Inspires Her Men (instead of tearing them down)

Wonder Woman doesn't diminish the men around her - instead she calls them to greatness.  Instead of becoming less, she calls men to become more. The movie theater lights darken, the screen widens, music blares and there she is - Wonder Woman. Finally. I’ve itched to see this movie ever since the trailer hit the Internet months ago. As a women…

13 Reasons Why I Watched “13 Reasons Why”

  My teenage son asked me a few weeks ago to let him watch the Netflix series sensation “13 Reasons Why”.  All his friends watch it, he says, but with a “mature content” rating, he needs my permission – and my passcode. After a quick consultation with my husband, I agree to sit down with the boy and screen the show with him. The s…

A Tribute to Ish

Ish. A non-descript descriptive at best. Ish is always in relationship with something else and rarely goes out on her own. She’s content to enhance and amplify another rather than seek attention for herself. In these last months and weeks, I’ve developed a deep fondness for the Ish things in life. The unseen but oh-so-valuable. In particular,…

Finishing Well…Eventually

Yeah. So I started this blog series on “What the Bible Says To Women” a few months back. And I did a pretty good job of posting every week as I talked with my Sunday morning ladies group along the way. And then…life. I could make excuses (and I have some fantastic ones) about why I haven’t completed this series, or even blogged at all in t…