It happens in a moment: “This is insane. How can I even believe in this stuff? God is as mythical as Zeus, Santa Claus, and that imaginary friend I had in 1st grade.” You are driving in a car. Sitting on your couch. Getting a drink at Starbucks. It happens in a minute: You tell […]

January 18, 2022

It Happens In A Moment

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1. Today it is the fact that I’m sitting on my green velvet couch, a mug of coffee tucked between my outer thigh and the armest. The dog’s head keeps flopping over my lap like he’s drugged, his nose pressing down keys on the computer in the middle of my sentences. lj,kljnkljil. I don’t delete […]

January 18, 2022

Maybe It Is Like Touching God

1. They say the thin places are where heaven and earth collide. If you’re paying attention, if your face isn’t buried in your phone, your hands, your worries, you’ll catch a glimpse of God at work on earth. I am 99 percent sure I miss most of them. I have a tendency to charge right […]

January 18, 2022

Thin Places

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Some days I never think about it. I automatically cut her food into tiny pieces because her aortic valve blocks her esophagus by 30 percent and I don’t want her to choke. I don’t think about the surgeries and therapies and tests while I put the medicine in her sippy cup. After lunch, she chases […]

January 18, 2022

Some Days