Hilde, Born: Part 1 of 2

This wasn't a quiet pregnancy. We found out the day after Thanksgiving, on the road in Amarillo, Texas. There's more to the story, but that's the beginning. And almost instantly, just after those first feelings of joy, I felt awful. I couldn't keep anything down, sitting in my bed each day with my laptop and … Continue reading Hilde, Born: Part 1 of 2

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Hilde Is Here

It's true! And she's really lovely, currently lounging next to me as I write. Georgie has a face full of lipstick and is asking if I can get her a ladder so she can be a helper, lest you think it's quiet around here. Hildegard Ramona Guinn Anderson* was born on July 30th, after two … Continue reading Hilde Is Here

On the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, or: I’m sorry, Luther, I’m just not that into you

Today churches all over the world will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s theses and the Protestant Reformation with music, sermons, tree plantings, workshops, and more. Like most folks raised in the Christian tradition, I’m no stranger to Luther. My husband was raised in a Lutheran tradition, with numerous Lutheran clergy relatives. When I … Continue reading On the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, or: I’m sorry, Luther, I’m just not that into you