Blessings

Baseball Dreams Come True

On a cool afternoon in the early 80s, I unrolled my reflective tanning blanket to sunbathe at my family’s Wisconsin…

Life Lessons

In-Between Times

Soft autumn light colored the world this morning. I hurried outside to see dawn, not satisfied with my window’s limitations….

Grief and Loss, Life Lessons

Mending

  He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart.    Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV…

Teaching

Surprise Lessons

Assorted odors infiltrate my seventh period classroom. Thirty-two students—smelling of drugstore perfume, Dorito dust, and adolescent sweat—spill into every available…

Life Lessons

Growing Gratitude

The breeze ruffles my hair as I pedal steadily down the path. The smell of  frying bacon wafts from a nearby…

Life Lessons

Tomorrow’s Tomorrow

  Family and friends assemble under the white canopy, murmuring greetings as they find seats. The sun peeks through bubbly…

Life Lessons, Parenting

Dad’s Advice

When my husband and I married, there was an understanding: No Children. “Childless by choice,” I’d tell people, preferring that…

News

An Announcement…

Dear Heartwired Writing friends, I am pleased to announce my essay, “Gifts from Dark Places,” will be featured in the upcoming…