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An hour in the life…

An hour in the life…

One thing I love about reading blogs is the insight that it gives into other people’s lives. In 1997, back before blogging was a thing (was the internet even a thing?) I used to sit in History class with a girl named Leah Murphy. Every History class I would give Leah...

Queen Bees

Queen Bees

In the busy life of the bee world, the Queen Bee reigns supreme. Nurtured in her role as the provider of life, she is the only queen in a colony of honey bees that may number 60,000 or more. The Queen Bee is the largest bee in the colony and the only one capable of...

The Road to Character

The Road to Character

I am a little bit obsessed with identifying and trying to improve upon the weaknesses and flaws in my personality. It is a vain thing to which I seem to return; the relentless pursuit of self-improvement via self-loathing. One morning last week I sat in a café and...

A Lexicographer in a Scrippy- The Dictionary of Lost Words

A Lexicographer in a Scrippy- The Dictionary of Lost Words

There is a delicious warm breeze flowing from the open windows of my front sitting room and heading straight out the laundry door in the back. It inspired me to wash my floors, which then led to scrubbing my kitchen cupboards with Gumption. Gumption. What a good word....

Changing My Mind about Women in Church Leadership

As a devout 12-year-old Christian, I remember thinking the Vicar of Dibley was a woman in sin. How could a woman be clergy? I used to change the channel as soon as the show came on, rolling my eyes at the sacrilege being acted out. I have no idea how I developed such...

Sunsets and Anger

Sunsets and Anger

Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.  “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.  Ephesians 4:25- 27 A while...