Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire

I’ve had some friends call me out recently. “You change the subject when you don’t want to answer a question.” “You withdraw when you’re struggling.” And here I thought I was being smooth. Not so. There was a part of me that figured they couldn’t be bothered with all...
Blessed and Highly Favored

Blessed and Highly Favored

When it comes to TD, the little people act as my sword and shield, jumping in to deflect every request, complaint, and need. Notice I say “deflect,” not fulfill, address, or meet. “May I have some water?” No, you already had some and it’s almost 9. “Could you read to...
Abba’s Got a Brand-New Bed

Abba’s Got a Brand-New Bed

Baby Jesus found a new home this year. Since the proliferation of the little people we’ve drawn names for Godly Gifts on Thanksgiving. Each Pearson reaches into the basket while still sitting around the table, swallowing that last perfect bite of turkey, dressing,...
Road Trippin’

Road Trippin’

So Songbird has her driver’s permit. Gray hairs abound. It’s not because she’s a bad driver; she’s an inexperienced one. And it’s not for her lack of trying to get more time behind the wheel. I just can’t pry my fearful fingers away from it long enough to give her...
Love Letters

Love Letters

Inspired by a lesson from our week’s Bible study, we all took Sharpies and wrote in our palms: The Lord’s. To say I need the reminder is an understatement. You’d think I had other things scribbled there in the middle of my hand, however invisibly—The Bank’s, The...
January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018

I hate drinking water. I don’t know why that is. I will walk around thirsty all day, in and out of the kitchen, but I won’t pour myself one glass. I’ll even share my thermos with TD (believe it or not) without taking a sip myself. Not so with my little people. They...

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