JOYFULLY His

“Stop saying that so rudely every time I interrupt you!” said one of my children, who shall remain nameless. It was quite a mouthful, and so indicative of the way so many of us converse these days. Indignation, disgust, refusing to listen to another’s viewpoint or opinion, and outrage seem to be cornerstones of today’sContinue reading “JOYFULLY His”

DIFFERENTLY His

A lot of LIFE has happened since I last wrote a blog – cancer diagnoses, surgeries, heart attacks, a global pandemic and quarantine, a suspended school year that required me to suddenly become a homeschool teacher, a new school year, buying a house, selling a house, and moving with a severely sprained ankle – justContinue reading “DIFFERENTLY His”

PEACEFULLY His

“Shhhh!” Johnathan urgently whispered. “There’s a fake man sleeping in my room!” My then-four-year-old caught me off-guard with his instructions. On the one hand, he was adamant that everyone in the house conform to his imaginary world; on the other hand, his own words betrayed him when he described the man as “fake.”    IContinue reading “PEACEFULLY His”

AGREEABLY His

“Johnathan! Why did you just stick your tongue out at me?” Rachel yelled. “I didn’t!” he replied indignantly. “I was just stretching it!” And there it is, folks — a disagreement in the Carlson household. Let’s just admit it and face it: our world is ripe with disagreements these days. I don’t know about you,Continue reading “AGREEABLY His”

PRESENTLY His

I sit in front of the keyboard today with its blinking cursor and I just cry. Part of me wants to start writing and never stop, to experience some great catharsis. A different part of me wants to avoid writing altogether, and succumb to this numbing experience of quarantine and isolation. Am I the onlyContinue reading “PRESENTLY His”