Posted in December 2009

sending love

To Mr Russell May the Lord Bless You Katie . If you’ve been around here for a while, you may recall me writing about my dear friend Jeneil over at Autism in a Word. Over the summer, we had the incredible honor of hosting Jeneil, her husband Brandon and their two beautiful children. They are … Continue reading

in the doing

Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi When I was in college, I had a number of friends who had grown up in activist households. They were organizers – they marched and sat-in and loved-in and held candle-light vigils when they saw injustice. I found them fascinating. Like so many other … Continue reading


. There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread ~ Mother Teresa I stood in the middle of gift central – known at any other time of the year as my dining room. I took a quick inventory of the ‘teacher table’. Sixteen gifts in total – one for … Continue reading

bottomless closet

. Every day, while I am bowing to the man, my sister, Jess is working to make the world a better place for underprivileged women. She works as the Volunteer Coordinator for a fabulous organization called Bottomless Closet. Their mission is to help disadvantaged women out of poverty and into self-sufficiency. They run a wonderful … Continue reading


. Did I ever tell you about Ezra? Ezra came late into Brooke’s classroom this year. And he came with a flourish. This kid was a player. A thirty-year-old smooth operator in the body of an adorable first grader. Ezra viewed the school as his very own singles bar. And he’d set his eye on … Continue reading

learn your lessons well

. . . . . . . . . . “Hey, Katie. Want to see the Jesus doll? I’m so excited. It’s really coming together. I can’t wait to give it to Brooke.” “Wow, Mama, that looks really good. Except I still don’t get why she picked those buttons for the face. I think they look … Continue reading