Time, experience, tragedy, pain, anxiety, fear, disappointment…These things can strip away our defenses, they can crack our masks, they can age us, they can expose parts of us that we might want to hide. We fear that scratching our carefully curated surfaces will reveal ugliness, shame, and darkness. Often we are shocked to discover that … More There’s a Crack in Everything – Recent Sculpture
I’ve often said that being a grown up is hard work. There’s a lot of adulthood that’s not much fun. Not that it’s bad or tragic, it’s just that it’s hard work. Paying bills, making wise choices (or trying to), making sure the kids are fed and watered, tidying the house (everyday – can you … More Thankful Thursday – Growing Up
I love it when my boys want to hold my hand while we are walking. Sometimes they just run up to me and grab my hand, other times I have to tell them that they must as we cross a road or walk over an icy patch. I got to thinking about it a lot … More How Many Fingers Today?
My status update on Facebook recently went like this: Jude: Why isn’t God a million, or a google, or a googolplex (in age)? Are the clouds above the sky or under the sky? When everyone dies, will there still be a heaven and an earth? What makes the bubbles in pop? This boy keeps me … More Words on Wednesday – Questions, Questions, Questions
Lent is here. Last night we had our pancakes for dessert, but didn’t party it up much as I was ill. Today, we begin the journey toward Easter. I wasn’t raised to consider Lent much. We were raised as Christians, but not in the variety that observes Lent. As an adult, I’ve been drawn to … More Lent