Unto Us a Child Is Born

Okay, so Jesus probably was not born at the time of the Winter Solstice. This week, I was explaining to someone that – despite what it may seem in casual conversation at times – I’m Roman Catholic. My friend jokingly said – how many religions do you belong to? And I said – honestly – […]

Snowed In

I started this week’s spiritual reflection post knowing that I had to leave work a few hours early on Wednesday and had to work my full shift after shoveling out my driveway on Thursday. Now it’s Friday. I had to go to work today and after that, five workdays left on my two week notice […]

FF: Straw Man Argument

CLICK THE FROG TO JOIN THE FUN! On the outside, Rita was pleasant as could be. People often marveled at her sense of calm. “She is such a nice person. So sweet and innocent.” In her backyard, a straw dummy clings to a wooden pole, sackcloth face scarred and bursting. Rita’s dummy served two purposes. […]

Do Not Worry

This week, my spiritual life is back to being blissfully normal or what passes for normal in my spiritual universe. Today, someone in one of my online Christian groups said something really funny: “Jesus said not to worry but he didn’t have to take calculus.” I found the statement funny for many reasons, not least […]

FF: Meet You There

CLICK FROG FOR ADMISSION Meet me at Coney Island, the one that never closes or dies. We will eat corn dogs and ride all the rides. I will win every prize. No. That’s not right. It wouldn’t be fun to win or to lose forever. I press my fingers against the wood coffin, and a […]

A Modest Proposal

Unlike other Christian writers, I often use sarcasm. As a Christian feminist, it feels like it is a given – at times – that I will do so. In theology school, I lost count of the number of times that one of the male, ordained professors would sort of muse out loud in front of […]

FF: Forever, Like This

Click the Frog to Join the Fun!  Waves whisper in their delicate, gentle way as they sweep up and over sun-baked sand. My head rests on your lap, safe and secure in the hot, musky scent of you. Your nimble fingers trace random patterns on my skin, each movement, each touch one of sensuous, deliberate […]

December Is Coming

November 29th, the next to last day of NaNoWriMo and the first day that the library where I work is returning to “normal” hours – in the middle of the pandemic. Morally and psychologically, I’m not sure how I feel about that. Also, I just typed THE END on a novel and this is traditionally […]

FF: True Story

Click Frog to Join the Fun Sitting in the front yard, she smiles at the child staring wide-eyed. “But you got the bad guy, right?” “Yep. I got a sprained ankle, but he gets life in prison.” Her husband arrives with iced tea as the children leave. “Telling tales again?” “Would I do that?” “Hmph. […]