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One Week, Forever, Right Now: A Reflection

[caption id="attachment_4714" align="aligncenter" width="430"] The first thing August wanted to do when we got to San Francisco.[/caption] It’s been one week since we touched ground and saw our boys. One week since we came home from Italy and here we are turning in an application for the second apartment we looked at, ...

How to say goodbye

[caption id="attachment_4670" align="aligncenter" width="491"] A gift from Jamie. The photo does not do it justice.[/caption] Fifteen months ago, when Chris was offered his new job and we made the decision to move to Austin, my first call was to Jamie, my roommate in college and my maid of honor. She’s lived in Austin for ...

True all the way through

My husband and I sit in their living room; four hands each with a glass of scotch. We raise them up and my pastor toasts. “To your new life in San Francisco: your relationships there, your marriage, the hope of God’s goodness.” Christine is sitting on the floor folding her kids’ clothes. Her husband Cliff has ...

Thankful Tuesday: Pre-Move Moving Weekend

We did it. The movers showed up Friday morning and took all our possessions away to some secret lair in California, where our things will sit until November. Our selves, our cat and our suitcases all showed up Friday afternoon at the temporary house (what I’ve taken to calling our “fake house”). And after one long ...

Far far away

Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sin is put away! Happy are they to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, and in whose spirit there is no guile. Psalm 32: 1-2 That Psalm was in my prayer book last week. I read it last Friday (one of the few days in the past week that my prayer book has actually been ...