December 9, 2020

I Watched a Wedding

I am an intern. As an intern for Central Ceremonies, part of what I am doing is observing rehearsals and weddings. That means, among many things, that I am pivoting careers. It also means that I observe the woman who married me over a decade ago…

November 19, 2020

Different ways to say “I love you”

Recently, a friend from Seminary posed a question on Facebook: Without saying “I love you,” what are three words your partner says that mean the same thing? I was fascinated by the question, and the responses. As I considered how I might answer…

August 6, 2020

What is a Global Pandemic Marriage?

So many articles and posts and conversations about the global pandemic. Frankly, I asked my PR Director, René, if we could find something else to write about. Maybe merely as an escape hatch for myself. But, true to her expert form, René insisted,…

July 23, 2020

This is 26

Tuesday morning I got up before my husband, and hit the road. My bike is sanity these days. After returning, I brewed my other form of sanity – Scottish Breakfast tea. The morning wasn’t too hot yet, so I wandered onto my back patio with my…

May 12, 2020

This is How We Zoom

Much is different these days, and we may never return to how things were before Covid-19. But we will adapt, change, and overcome; weddings included. There will be a day when we all are together again celebrating marriage, but even when that…

May 5, 2020

In this very Zoom-Room

“Does this photo make me look weird?” Well, of course it does. It’s a snapped screenshot of Sam. I took it at his recent wedding. It was a virtual sort of affair. No, wait. No sort of . . . it was a virtual affair! And so was Cameron’s…

April 16, 2020

It’s a Mess

Well, this photo about sums up my life lately. And it probably sums up yours, as well. What a chaotic, frightening, sad, lonely, overwhelming, dark time. What a mess. There it is. I’ve named it, and you can probably add some feelings to…