Am I ashamed of having enough?


When my sister would come home from the children’s home on visits, the first thing we would do was show each other our stuff. I watch my children doing this with friends: a sort of inventory-as-friendship. After all, until you know what’s exciting and fresh and new, how can you decide what to play? So […]

The incredible flowering Bible #wordmadeart


I turned a Bible page into a flower. It’s a little unwieldy and will get crushed when I close my Bible. It’s got sticky parts from the tape and I kind of made a favorite page of the Bible unreadable but– I kinda like it. The prompt for the #wordmadeart project was to make a […]

One bad decision could have crushed my daughter. Literally.


My mistake was being in a hurry. Of course, I had good reason to hurry. At my daughter’s art class I’d missed three phone calls in a row from my husband. He was home with our youngest. When I called back, no one was there to pick up. He was supposed to be there. Where was he? […]