Listen up.

Just before the first of the year, we paid a bill that the insurance company ended up covering. So in June we got an unexpected refund. That same week, we got an bill. It was unexpected too. The bill turned out to be a billing hiccup but, the refund was 5 times bigger...

Choose Happy

The first base coach waved her on. He shouldn’t have. This was T-ball after all. Sara slid into second — but not the way you are supposed to slide in baseball. More like a baby duck on ice. She scraped her left leg and right hand. Her next time at bat, Sara...

I need a lexicon

I think I need a lexicon. Back in grade school, it was third maybe fourth grade, a teacher had us keep one in a spiral bound notebook. Mine was red. The first line of Saying 15 has two words that would be included in mine. Saying 15 Do not let your heart envy sinners,...

We Didn’t Spank

Kaitlyn’s crib converted into a toddler bed. It almost filled the tiny den that served as her room when we lived in Texas. She couldn’t have been older than 3 because that’s when we moved back to Indiana. One day, Tricia found her standing with her nose in the corner....

It will be hard.

This blew my mind. Try to say the color of the following words, not what the letters spell but, the color itself. red purple green blue orange yellow blue orange red yellow purple green orange green blue purple red yellow yellow blue purple orange red purple That was...