Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Dead Sneakers

In case you're ever tempted to leave your sneakers at the bottom of the steps in a dark place:  don't.

It will feel strangely similar to what you think stepping on a dead animal might feel like, and you just might have adrenaline shooting through you for a very brief, heart-pounding moment.

Not that that's happened to me, or anything.

Monday, October 8, 2012


I am finding it a struggle to not treat praying like wishing.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


There is an essay written here that relates Maurice Sendak's worldview.  Because it touches on his strange book, Brundibar, which I own, I am including here for future reference.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Application of Motherhood

I was encouraged by this blog post today. Here is an excerpt:

Imagine yourself in your kitchen trying to make dinner for a group of little kids who are tired and should have eaten a half hour ago. Imagine that things are going wrong beyond that — maybe you are out of something you assumed you had, children are fussing with one another, and maybe your littlest is still at the age where they come stand on your feet and pull on your pant leg. Bonus points if you are wearing maternity pants and this little person is actually capable of pulling your pants down. You are hot, you are tired, and you are sick of it.

This is no time for a gospel presentation. There isn’t time. There isn’t anyone to lead the discussion around the felt board, because you are still scrambling to figure out dinner. This isn’t a time for a gospel presentation because it is a time for gospel application. This is a time to take the grace that God has extended to you, and feed your children with it. Apply what you believe about God’s mercy and kindness and long suffering towards us, and pour it out to them — in a form they can believe in.