Lopsided and Loving It

Lopsided and Loving It

Most days, my life feels lopsided.I have days where I work the whole day at my job and then come home and work the whole evening on freelance projects, and when I lay my head down at night, my life is leaning a little too far to the left. Too much work.There are other...
Drenched in a Metaphor

Drenched in a Metaphor

I found a metaphor growing in my garden over the weekend. It’s been hot and dry here. Really hot and dry. And though I’ve tried, I haven’t been able to keep up with the watering. About Thursday last week, I noticed my potted pansies were just webs of...
Giving It All

Giving It All

Last week, I was browsing through the online catalog of my local library looking for an Annie Dillard book a friend had mentioned. She had referenced only the title of an essay, not the book itself, so I just searched on “Dillard, Annie” hoping I could...
Still Running

Still Running

It’s a tired, old metaphor for the Christian faith: running. But I’m a tired, old runner, and as I was pounding the pavement in a five-mile race on Saturday, I couldn’t help but think of my life of faith and running. I haven’t always been a...
Radiating with a New Metaphor

Radiating with a New Metaphor

Recently, when someone asked about my radiation treatments, they jokingly suggested I might be glowing when I finished. I laughed, and kind of wondered the same thing. Another friend cautioned me that though radiation can be part of a cure for cancer, it’s also...