I’m rich

“I’m rich; I’m rich; I’m rich…” My four year old was singing this over and over in the backseat of the car this evening. I laughed. I was intrigued. “Why do you think we are rich?”, I asked. “Because we have a lot of money!”, he happily replied. I half laughed, half shook my head, […]

Wishlist

http://a.co/5kuVIVq This Amazon wishlist is for my friend, Amy, and her 5 foster kids! On Thursday she was approved as a foster parent! 30 minutes later, she got her first emergency placement of FIVE (5) kids! Her heart is full… and now, so it her house and her car!!! Haha. She didn’t have any time […]

28

(I wrote this post Dec. 28, 2017; didn’t have the courage to share until today, my birthday). Today, on the 12th anniversary of my mom’s passing, I’d like to share a story. My mom had 3 brothers, all of them older. She rode bikes up and down the streets of Mansfield, Ohio with them. They […]

Bells

Today I got to ring the bell for All Saints Day. I genuinely miss playing handbells. For a few minutes I helped create an experience for worshipers in church today. For a few seconds after each name, the bell penetrated the silence as an acknowledgement of our loss and a simultaneous acknowledgment of the communion of […]

Sad

Just a quick thought:  It is sad when having integrity makes it seem as if you are the dishonest player. What does that say about the world?  -CL 

What I really wanted to say…

I don’t know any other way to get this out of my heart. So, here’s what I really wanted to say: Some people choose to fail when they refuse to change. Or accept help. Thanks for leaving me and my team in a bind. Thanks for leaving 160 students abandoned, because that’s what teenagers deal […]

deferred

such anticipation the future, not blank, not black but festively wrapped   deferred. deferred. a dream deferred. the future a blur   this is how people lose faith. i was ready for something big, now it’s blank.   in a dark room there’s a light under the door i can’t see where it’s coming from   […]