Notes as my Daughter Starts High School

Dear School Administration: Please enforce the school dress code. After much searching, I found shorts for my daughter that cover her entire butt–IF they are in the rolled down position. She will be leaving the house with her shorts at an appropriate length. I trust they will stay that way.   Dear Orchestra, Theater, and…

Re-Entry

I will admit that I was a bit skeptical going into the Mennonite Women’s retreat this past Friday evening. In my experience, women’s retreats are kind of like that little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead. You remember the rhyme? When she was good, she was very very…

Inviting her Friends

This past Sunday during worship, a young mother stood up during announcement time. She said, “We came to church this morning with invitations to M’s birthday party. I told her to give them to her friends. I was thinking of the other kids, but she’s just been handing them out randomly to anyone. So if…