Our attempts at self-preservation deny a larger reality.
A parent of two following The One Rule learns a bit about the nature of the Parent of us all.
Reflections on becoming a parent.
Sometime the saint is in our blood.
What happens when we give one another permission to hold us accountable?
What a quiet kid learned about identity and parenting from her own small town upbringing.
A daughter’s medical condition requires finding a way to confront and understand death and suffering.
Thoughts from a writing teacher and father-to-be.
A story about a man, a woman, a ceremony and more.
A simple tool can tell a book’s worth of memories.
Four lyrical snapshots, taken over two weeks of celebration.
A morning revelation creates space for grief and discovery.
Reflections on becoming a father.
On falling in with the wrong crowd after a misstep.
A daughter bears the marks of her parents, human and divine.
A father reflects on what it means to let art in.
On parenting in the wake of a husband's suicide.
A reflection on a father-son tradition.
A story about how a lake brings a daughter, her father and her grandfather together.
A pumpkin pie recipe -- and a life -- to remember.
The journey from non-denom girl to Anglican woman.
How priorities can shift after having children.
Considering the differences between a mother’s and a father’s legacy of belonging.
On the things we hold dear, and the things that lose their luster between generations.