In Praise of a Husband

Dear, Like Christ you do not splash about in the shallows of me. You well up from deep places, somehow you make the deep places, even. Like Christ, you are born again in my heart, where you shine as a radiance visibly unseen. Like Christ, you made me yours to save me from the death…

Small Things

It will be a small thing should such an one as I  no more than live, achieving only that I place a foot before another foot; a thought before a thought; crossing with courage the ordained bridge of breathing from yesterday to tomorrow  until the end. Was I ever fit for even this? “A rose”…

Scottie Comments on Monarchy

My husband, an amateur historian, has been talking about monarchy on facebook with a libertarian friend. For the friend’s sake I won’t quote the whole conversation, but here’s Scottie’s latest comment. The charge is that monarchy equals dictatorship; that ‘king’ is just a fancy name for president; that kings kill people; that many monarchies existing…