snippets

snippets

PAUSESaturday morning dawns like a secret weapon in the middle of a heartstopping video game. Here at the completion of a whirlwind 9 day journey that left 3 sweet girls waiting at home and 1 young woman starting a new life across the ocean, with the bank account at zero and the school year set [...]

the tale of a tailor

I picture God with his monocle and his needle, intently stitching away at the embryo. I imagine him working at a feverish pitch, sewing in eyes and ears and creativity and stubbornness into a quirky, unorthodox mosaic that He found amusing. He was gifting this embryo with a reflection of his own image and he [...]

feet

Soon. Too soon. These feet will carry them far away from the hands that caught them when their feet were learning to walk. Seniors. Senior girls. Getting ready to face the world. What do they need to know? What have we forgotten to instill in them? Teach them? How do we celebrate these last months [...]

third-culture thoughts

ANOTHER WORLD It wrapped its arms around my head and pulled as the revolving door spit me into its dim realm. As the days and years passed, the not unpleasant but pungently earthy smell would become a reminder that I had left the sphere of one world and entered an inner sanctum; a sub-world, if [...]

tiger mom

The clouds let go of a gush of tears as my baby left the car tonight. My wipers worked their rhythmic magic, a pulsating synchronization of my mother's heart. In a few short months, she will leave for college. What is this ripping of ligament from bone that slashes at my tiger soul? It is [...]

the real story on being an mk

The road on furlough can sometimes be exhausting. It is not always the respecter of age nor is it terribly concerned with yesterday's equally hectic schedule. Today and tomorrow are such days. We traveled and did two services on Sunday, arriving at the hotel at 11at night. This morning,we were up by 6 for meetings [...]