I waited more than an hour for my doctor alone in an examining room before I decided I’d waited long enough. I opened the door to find the entire office vacant. What? Continue reading My Reward for Suffering Poor Customer Service? A Promise of Less Service
When I taught writing to a group of 20 homeschoolers, our final project was to write and illustrate our own books. Because those who teach also must do, I did my own. This is my first book — about my experience with laser surgery. It was a funny, painful experience. Continue reading Back When I First Taught Book Publishing, I Tried It Myself First
Sometimes — like my cat — we do our duty but miss our target. Sometimes it truly stinks. Keep trying and adjust your aim. Continue reading Dear Reader, Why in the World Do You Read My Blog Posts?
It definitely affected mine I had been going about the business of writing all wrong, and it took a confrontation … Continue reading Is Multitasking Sapping Your Spiritual Strength?
Your eyebrows are telling your secrets. Unfortunately, taming them so they don’t tell all requires time and talent and too much cash. Continue reading Just Above the ‘Window to the Soul’ Is the Truth Teller
Traffic! COVID’s shutdown of schools lulled me into thinking my commute could be quick and easy. “Normal” traffic patterns are returning with the students. I’m positive. Continue reading The Students Have Returned! This Is How I Know
If your best friend is a blogger, that is I was sitting in the back seat of Pamela’s navy blue Toyota … Continue reading BFF May Not Mean What You Think It Does
I’m negative. I’m also negative about wanting another swab. In order to return to work, every employee in my enormous … Continue reading If You Haven’t Been Tested Yet You Need to Know How Awful it Feels
It’s just one of the many perils of working from home My husband is retired. COVID-19 has forced me to … Continue reading How Do I Report Sexual Harassment During COVID-19?
And other questions pertaining to the Christian life Nothing is more commanding than brake lights on the vehicle in front … Continue reading Do These Brake Lights Make My Rear Look Big?
The world’s move to online education has driven traffic to a website I created in 2009, resulting in a flood of unwanted emails. Continue reading The Coronavirus Is Messing with My Inbox
The prodigal cat. The idiot cat parent. If she weren’t such a bother, I’d be proud of my cat’s many talents. Please don’t skip this read because you hate cats. Continue reading Some People Are Too Nice to Own a Cat
(Spoiler Alert: I Need to Do It Again) “In two more days I will have read through the entire Bible … Continue reading I Read the Bible in One Year; This Is What It Did for Me
If you had to use a fragile clay pot to contain something precious, wouldn’t you take the utmost care with it? Continue reading Why Put So Much Effort Into a Body That Is Wasting Away?
I search for more in all the wrong places when what I really need is less of me and more of Jesus. Continue reading What I Really Want Is Less of Me
I’ll give you a clue. It involves bare skin. You can call me “Sweet Cheeks.” Or “Sticky Buns.” But don’t … Continue reading This is more disturbing than stepping in gum
A lighthearted look at failing to see the light I know. I never thought it would happen either. I got … Continue reading Why my blissful new-car feeling lasted just a week
Isn’t it possible for something to get worse in such tiny increments that I fail to recognize “worse” until it’s completely broken? Continue reading How do you know when something is really broken?