Forgiveness Friday: I forgive you, Ms. Horse Lover

  (To go to the beginning of the story, please click here...) Dear Ms. Horse Lover, This letter is a long time in coming.... And it is with a strange blend of joy and sadness that I write to you. I know who you are.  While you have lurked in the shadows of my life [...]

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Life Unexpected – Part IV… “Like a Lamb to the Slaughter”

(To go to the beginning of this series, please click here...) Most people are not familiar with sheep.  Certainly, the Humane Society isn't...  I mean, have you ever heard of someone calling "animal control" because of incessant baa-ing, or a violent attack-lamb coming toward them? In the "horse and cattle country" of Colorado, even many [...]

Life Unexpected… “The Invasion”

The day of the invasion came like a sudden rush of fire and darkness.... My mother was going to be with me that day, to help me recover from the emergency D&C I had on Thursday after they discovered a dangerous grapefruit-sized tumor as well as the miscarried baby from December. That Thursday, I had [...]

Emptied… When Lent Seems Longer than 40 Days…

Officially, Lent has begun. But for me, the last two months have felt like 60 days of Good Friday. So when Ash Wednesday dawned last week, it felt almost anti-climactic... Almost a holiday, because there was at least an official reason to feel hungry and dark and repentant and thirsty for God's mercy... When we [...]