A meditation on Easter vigil: I am sure she just wanted to stay there With her back against the cold stone Fingers pressed into the earth The grounding realness of them the only things keeping her mind from flying away, long away The smooth stone soothing her, keeping her from clawing her eyes out for … Continue reading The small resurrection
Advent 3c Isaiah 12:2-6 Luke 3:7-18 We call this time Advent while the rest of the world calls it Christmastime. We do it backwards. We wait while everyone else is Christmas-ing and then we Christmas while everyone else is taking down their trees and putting up candy hearts. We are waiting for the Christ child … Continue reading What Will You Say?
Isaiah 12:2-6 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. In that day you will say: “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his … Continue reading Hannah Tries: Advent 3c
I don't know how we got here. This time last year we were bounced up to Labor and Delivery for the umpteenth time after the high-risk docs called for continuous monitoring...again. Kid Shanks failed his non-stress test and got a poor score on his biophysical profile, so the care team was on alert. I wasn't. … Continue reading 12/9/15.
This story was originally told for Second Tuesdays STL on November 10, 2015. We drove back to Illinois feeling a bit like fugitives. Technically my bed rest had been lifted. The second bleeding episode had stopped and the baby looked okay. I had endured the steroid injections like a champ, even though it felt like the … Continue reading In Sickness and in Health: A Story for Second Tuesdays St. Louis