Sestina for Dad

Today is your birthday– or was. I don’t know what it is now that you are dead–just a shadow to remind us that last year we gave you tickets to a KU game–tickets for you and Matt to celebrate the day; a festive end to a pretty good year. We didn’t know how near to…

Cards for Birthdays

I’m not posting creative prayer practices on Mondays right now, because I’m working hard on the materials for the Creative Arts Retreat in Daily Life. But I thought it would be nice to post something creative to start off the week. So here are some of the invitations that Grace and I made for her…

Pictures by Popular Demand

And by popular, I mean that one person asked to see the inside of the birthday cards we made and one person mentioned that my daughter and I look a lot alike. So I know you have all been on pins and needles waiting . . . The inside of grandma’s birthday cards:    …

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yesterday was a snow day, and a couple of the church kids came over to play. During a conversation with the six-year-old, he told me about one of his parents’ friends who was “really old–probably fifty.” So I said, “My birthday is tomorrow. How old do you think I will be?” He tilted his head…