Alli

"I' won't have a special ribbon when I graduate, will I?" Alli asked. I looked at my youngest, as tears welled up in her eyes. She watched as her older brother reluctantly posed for graduation pictures in the high school cafeteria, a purple ribbon around his neck. My heart broke for her. The year before,…

Why Labels Should Be Reserved for Food, Not People

I am a label reader. And a rather obsessed avid one at that. I study ingredient labels like my life depends on it. (Because, actually, there's a pretty strong correlation.) If I can't buy the ingredients listed on the packaging, I'm not going to buy it. I even have my husband well trained in this label…

When Two Worlds Collide

Sounds like a title for a Sci-Fi book, doesn't it? But what I'm actually referring to is the moment when my school world and my church world came face to face...and then overlapped...and then became entangled. And while I could have used different verbiage, I needed to get my point across. The merge was not without difficulty.…