Happy Father’s Day

My dad is slowly shuffling toward home. I alternate emotions often as I spend time with him. I am always proud and honored to be called his daughter but I am also sad to watch this intelligent and strong man decline as time marches on. I am not in denial over the reality that he…

By Mirm June 19, 2022 1

Work Anniversary

We used to say we worked in decades. We spent 10 years in Downey, Scottsdale and Illinois. Now I have spent 10 years on staff in Fullerton. The church has changed its name and pastors more than once during that time. I have changed offices, job responsibilities, had a ridiculous number of “bosses” and said…

By Mirm June 18, 2022 0

The Big Goodbye

There has been a “mass exodus” at work lately. I am not sure that it is over and I wonder who is next. This is a letter that sums up my recent response to my former colleagues -(DC JK JS KS BS CK CV) Here’s the thing, and it is not a hidden or new…

By Mirm May 18, 2022 0

Walking Backward

“History doesn’t repeat itself but sometimes it rhymes.” – Mark Twain Sometimes I feel nostalgic. I look at old photos. I watch reruns & classic movies for the umpteenth time. I collect treasures and leave it out to remind me of people and places I once knew, I revisit places in my mind or in…

By Mirm May 11, 2022 0

God is like a Mom

The Bible is clear on the idea that we understand God better through relationships and comparisons to those people we know. We know what God is like and what He is not like as we interact with the world around us. Jesus told parables of familiar things to help us understand God’s character. By example,…

By Mirm May 8, 2022 0

He is Here

Have you ever taken a sentence and repeated it over and over emphasizing a different word each time? It is hard to explain how just an emphasis can make a difference – they are the same words after all – but it does change meaning. HE is here- God is the He to whom I…

By Mirm May 8, 2022 0

Found Things

Today I am celebrating found things. There are so many things I have looked for and found. Yesterday I was driving to Huntington Beach after church and Clayton called to tell me about Amanda’s missing bag. We had all recently gotten air tags so now was the time to see if they worked! Amanda’s phone…

By Mirm April 25, 2022 0

Miracles

Once upon a time, last Sunday, April 10th shortly after 9pm to be more accurate, I was driving home to Downey after spending the afternoon with my parents. I was driving along with the flow of traffic on the North 605, listening to a Lucille Ball podcast, when all of a sudden I heard a…

By Mirm April 13, 2022 9

My Friend

Dear Lauren, I don’t remember when we first met. I don’t remember much about how we even became friends, but I am sure it was our boys’ faults. (Thank you to Skyler and Clayton). None of that really matters anyway because you have become one of my best friends and have even morphed into being…

By Mirm April 13, 2022 0