- A Handy Guide For Dealing With Manipulative People
- Why we left Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
- Recovering from cults and abusive relationships
- Good Christian girls don't talk about sex. We just obsess about it.
- Belts and spatulas: a story of spanking, fear, failure and redemption
- Who is Elizabeth Esther?
- Lazy! Flighty! Slobby! Commitment-phobe! (Understanding your ENFP "dark side" and becoming a well-rounded, mature ENFP)
- Virginity: New & Improved!
- How to recognize unhealthy personal boundaries in yourself and others
Monthly Archives: July 2008
I open the door and shriek. My sister! My sister! My dearest, cutest, bestest, wittle SHWEEETIE is HERE! I burst into song as I am wont to do. She chuckles at me, like always. The kids stand around and roll … Continue reading
Today I cleaned my kitchen sink. Dish soap, hand soap, lotion, bottle cleaners, sponge and dish-rag all tidily arranged. A pink hydrangea in a small mason jar placed on the window-sill. Dish towels hung to dry in the sunshine. Besides … Continue reading
I’m not proud of how I handled it. I freaked out. I’ve heard preachers say that how a Christian responds in crisis speaks volumes about the sincerity of her faith. I’m hoping that’s not true. If it’s true then I … Continue reading
First, we are OK. I was making lunch for the kids, when this morning’s earthquake hit. It was a strong, violent shake and I knew what it was immediately. I dashed out the back door, yelling for Jude who was … Continue reading
An old lady face is pressed up against the glass of club-house, and she’s been staring out at me for five minutes. I develop a nervous tic, flicking my hair, darting my eyes back and forth. What is she looking … Continue reading
1. We closed escrow on the new house! We move in (God willing) on Monday!!! HIP HIP HOO RAH!2. Winning over (a few of) the seniors in my parents’ community–they now wave and smile.3. Bladder infection still in remission.4. A … Continue reading
I don’t have a physical place to call home this week. And I’m in spiritual limbo, too. It’s a strange confluence of events–a sort of physical and spiritual homelessness. Five years ago we left a legalistic, fundamentalist church. We’ve been … Continue reading
The twins’ schedules are shot. They aren’t sleeping well, so of course, neither am I. The older kids are running amok because yay! we’re at Grandma’s! we are freeeeeee! Which is fine until they go cannon balling into the pool … Continue reading
It’s not just that he thinks babies are punishment or that partial birth abortion ought not be banned. It’s also that change (I’m so sick of that word!) cannot be brought about by ever more government programs. There’s something else … Continue reading