Ambivalence

Ambivalence

On Tuesday, I flipped the calendar to a new month. October. The leaves have turned ever so slightly in these first few days, though the bulk of that work can be credited to September. It is only the fourth, afterall. But as the vibrant colors of fall prepare to...
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

We were reading our family devotional one evening during dinner, and the passage that night was Romans 8:38-39. The message was for the boys; it’s the cool, boys’ devotional book I picked out for them a few months ago, after all, and more often than not, the night’s...
The Cellular Level

The Cellular Level

Today, I finished work around noon, laced up my sneakers and threw on my husband’s fleece pullover, and walked right out the door, down the driveway, and onto the street. For miles. Well, two miles. But it’s two more miles than I walked yesterday, or the day before,...
Part 2: A New Identity

Part 2: A New Identity

Unless it’s absolutely necessary, never change your name. That’s my newly formulated advice for anyone who finds themselves in the unfortunate position of having a new identity that needs to be registered and verified and passed around to some hundred or so government...