Crafting My Own Chaos

Laura Rodgers

If you have watched TV in the last eight years, you’ve undoubtedly seen Allstate’s Mayhem commercials. It starts out benign enough. The actor sets up the scene, giving verbal cues to what is happening and what is about to happen. It never ends well and the tagline is “get better protected from Mayhem… Are you…

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Prescription for Peace

Diane Tarantini

Our nest is nearly empty. Because our only son, the youngest of our brood, graduates high school on Saturday. Am I sad, nostalgic? I’m not sure. Right now I’m too busy to sort out my feelings. I like to think it’s not me, it’s the month. For years, the month of May has been crazy…

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Content in the Chaos

Beth Bingaman

My Mother used to quote this little poem:  If you and I were to hang our dirty laundry on the line, you’d take yours and I’d take mine. It looked like a bomb had gone off in the living room. Blocks in the form of a fort, Legos everywhere, a Sippy cup on its side…

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Garden of Chaos

Rebecca Montie Preston

By nature, I am creative. Creativity feeds my soul. When I inhibit that part of me, I become hollow and easily frustrated. But when I practice creativity, it produces in me freedom and fulfillment. To rephrase a quote from Eric Liddell*: ‘… when I create, I feel God’s pleasure.’ During the spring and summer months,…

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