On the Line

There is no clothes drying appliance in my house. Rather, our clothes dryer sits in the backyard--four lines stretched between two leaning metal posts with crossbars. And this dryer, which occasionally in tandem with the weather is the bane of my housekeeping existence, is also a saving grace. Well, "saving" might be a tad dramatic. … Continue reading On the Line

Mid-Year’s Resolution

Is it ironic that this was the year I chose to use a daily planner as my New Year's self-improvement resolution?! That was useful until about mid-March, when Covid-19 cleared my social calendar completely. Photo by Jazmin Quaynor on Unsplash So I've made a new resolution. Following the death of George Floyd and the ensuing … Continue reading Mid-Year’s Resolution

Lent 4: The Lord is My Shepherd

For most of us these days, the Coronavirus pandemic has touched all parts of our lives, including Sunday morning worship. Thanks to my pastor, Marian Buckwalter, for sharing the following pertinent message with us this week that we can each enjoy from an appropriate distance. May you be blessed! **************************************************************************** Monday, when our son came … Continue reading Lent 4: The Lord is My Shepherd

Poem: “No Return Policy”

by Sherah-Leigh Gerber Grief is a roller coaster Trapped on a ride you didn’t choose Raising existential questions on a mundane Monday Grief is a marathon Tears unbidden as you unload the dishwasher and fold laundry  Unfinished business rising without a pretty bow Grief is a runaway train Relentlessly chugging over anything in its path … Continue reading Poem: “No Return Policy”