Merism

Merism is a figure of speech in which a combination of two contrasting parts of the whole refer to the whole. It cracked me up to know that this is a word. I don’t know why. Here is an example, in order to say that someone searched everywhere, the merism “searched high and low” could be used as…

By Mirm May 16, 2023 1

Time

These are a few of my thoughts on the sermon Sunday: The Preacher says there is a time for everything under the sun. I know we all talk about time like it is a friend and we want more of it or we want it to last longer, but I am not so sure that…

By Mirm May 1, 2023 0

Therein Squats the Toad

I just spent the day doing nothing! Seriously nothing. I thought about taking a walk or cleaning and purging. I thought about reading a book and I thought about watching baseball. I napped. I snacked. I ignored my phone and the people who didn’t. I had the TV on in the background and Dharma and…

By Mirm April 23, 2023 0

Amanda’s Shower Advice

Dear (Clayton &) Amanda – “What marriage advice would you share?” I always think this is a weird question because it reduces the most important relationship down to a quick response… I don’t like to give such a thin answer to such a weighty subject. Marriage is our most layered and complex of relationships and…

By Mirm April 17, 2023 0

8 Years – Happy Anniversary!

8 years is not so long but it is long enough to need to be reminded that what you signed up for was to serve each other. The best way to happiness in marriage is to keep serving the one you chose 8 years ago! Keep choosing each other. Keep choosing to invest. Choose to…

By Mirm April 11, 2023 0

Easter 2023

Today is Friday. Fridays have become a good day because I switched my role as minister to worker bee and now have a weekend to rest, play and get chores done. This Friday is extra special because it is God’s Friday around the world as we remember the work of Christ on the cross. Can…

By Mirm April 7, 2023 0

Silver and Gold

Make new friends but keep the old One is silver and the other Gold. The circle is round it never ends That’s how long I want to be your friend. Every person should have friends – we were made for community. I am beyond blessed by the company God has given me, the relationships, the…

By Mirm March 17, 2023 0

Miracles

Yesterday at our weekly staff meeting one of the shepherds asked us to list miracles we have witnessed and the room was silent. Really?! A room full of full time ministers and christian workers who could not share a miracle! (myself included). I am sure that some of the lack of response was due to…

By Mirm March 16, 2023 0