The Heart in the Darkness

I’ve been angry since my sister died last September. And sad, of course. Confused. Broken open in new places (as if I needed more breaking...see, there’s that anger). Right after she died, there were signs everywhere. I felt her presence. I could hear her voice say, “Karen…”. To me, it was the way you call … Continue reading The Heart in the Darkness

Free Range Survivor: How a Survivor of Abuse Doesn’t Freak the F Out Raising Kids

Dealing with sick kids for the last few weeks was exhausting but I did manage to read a very interesting book while I nursed my ungrateful, germy children back to health. It’s called Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry) by Lenore Skenazy. Skenazy became the poster child for … Continue reading Free Range Survivor: How a Survivor of Abuse Doesn’t Freak the F Out Raising Kids

An Awkward Christian

I recently celebrated my first year of being a Christian. It felt a lot like my first year of not drinking. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out what it all means, trying the label “Christian” on for size and getting used to the vernacular (or as Dr Evil would say, I … Continue reading An Awkward Christian