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She Laughs at the Days Realizing that joy and suffering are all tangled up together

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She Laughs at the Days · 4M ago

The Truth About Hiring House Help

She says she would like to talk to talk to me for a minute. She's pausing at the top of the dining room stairs, broom in hand, and she's smiling, but her expressive eyes show that the smile ...
She Laughs at the Days · 4M ago

After 4 years in Thailand - Some Thoughts

Four years ago today we stepped off a plane into the warm muggy Chiang Mai heat and began a new chapter in our lives.   I meant to document more. Tell more stories here. I thought I would fi...
She Laughs at the Days · 1Y ago

Love Your Enemy

Last night I had the privilege of meeting a young man who is Rohingya. His father is Muslim, his grandfather is Muslim, his relatives are all Muslim. He himself has a doctorate degree in Isl...
She Laughs at the Days · 1Y ago

Thoughts on Marriage, sixteen years in.

2000When Aaron asked me to marry him, he did it three times. (I wrote about the first time here.) He says he wanted to give me lots of opportunities to back out. The third time came after a ...
She Laughs at the Days · 1Y ago

Camping out in the Pink Palace

I wrote this a year ago, when we first moved into this house, and never hit publish. I was trying to take a video tour to add to the post so you could see what I was talking about, but it di...
She Laughs at the Days · 1Y ago

Why your friend with many kids may say no to coffee, even if she wants to go.

Leaving the house alone is always an event for me. Aaron can get up in the morning, get himself dressed, look at his computer for a while and then casually decide to get up and walk out and ...
She Laughs at the Days · 1Y ago

Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.

*For a very large part of my youth I thought the point of being a Christian was to keep bad things from happening to me. After all, the Old Testament has all these covenants, "If you ___, th...
She Laughs at the Days · 1Y ago

Did you miss me?

Hi.Remember me?Can you believe I only posted 4 times in all of 2015?I let an entire pregnancy go by without saying anything on this blog about it.That's right. We have another baby here.He w...
She Laughs at the Days · 1Y ago

Ordinary Miracles - Where I praise my friends

I'm sitting on my friend Cindy's couch when Sam comes in. He's sad because of something that happened while playing, he got hurt, or his feelings were hurt, he needs some comfort. He lays do...
She Laughs at the Days · 1Y ago

Together

She sits across from me at my kitchen table, an untouched cup of tea in front of her, and speaks out the details of the very worst moment of her life. Her eyes pour out her pain, and her voi...