Being Born as a Mother

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” -Osho

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Motherhood is Messy

September 16, 2018|MOTHERHOOD (Originally posted on Authenticfamily.org) Photo Credit (my kids pictured): Chels E. Photography, St. Louis, MO It’s been one of those days where every pen in the house seems to be without ink. Every game my daughter has chosen to play involves a thousand pieces, a million clippings of paper. My attention has…

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The Baby Who Rests, Somewhere

Recent discussions and the passing of the law to abort late-term in New York has me saddened, heartbroken. In praying and pondering, I was inspired to write a poem to honor those precious lives lost too soon– 50 million in the US since 1973. (Abortion was the leading cause of worldwide death in 2018.) The Baby…

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Spark Joy; A Christian Response to Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up

Part 1: It’s Always Been About the Heart; God Said it First How I Came to Get Rid of 50 Trash bags of Stuff Three Years Ago When Marie Kondo’s show recently came out on Netflix I was excited, having been a fan of her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art…

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The Day I Got Schooled by Maya

  I met Maya Angelou in New York at an event for the last book she wrote, Mom and Me and Mom, in 2012. I waited for about an hour in line to meet her and as I was waiting, I was contemplating what to say when I actually approached her. In the meantime, I watched…

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Gathering

Photo Credit: Andy Wrasman, Contradictmovement.orgThis morning I am taking time to gather. To search for what I can carry in my basket with two hands. I want to carry light things. Spaciousness. Quietness to notice. I want to carry a pause. A moment to articulate thoughts and feelings. I will discard from my basket those…

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