Sherri Gragg

Juggler of words and children…collector of pottery shards

Monthly Archives: June, 2015

Pride>Character

This morning, I was in a difficult set during my swim. I started out strong, but as the laps piled up I began to get tired. Soon, my arms were … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dear Moms…

It is 5:37am and I am sitting on the porch waiting for my tea to kick in and my brain to get going so that I can do a bit … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

Satisfy Us in the Morning

This morning as I sit on the front porch with Alastor the Rescue Mutt, he is serene and watchful and I am deeply weary.    I have been running too … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hey, Dr. Who… I Need to Go Back to 1995

If I could hop into the Tardis with The Doctor and go back twenty years to give myself one piece of parenting advice, it would be this: Delight in your … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why My Kids Are Afraid of the Word “Bored”

It is summer, the season of childhood bliss and parental…I suppose “misery” is too strong a word. I don’t know, maybe not.  I am looking around at all the other … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · 5 Comments

Too Much of “The Pain”, Not Enough of the “I Love You”

Alastor The Monster Mutt decided to greet the day at 5:00 a.m. this Saturday morning. I stumbled out of bed, one eye open, and shuffled into the bathroom to find … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Day Off

Last night I dreamt of fishing for giant pirranhas that turned into woeful, suffering dogs when hauled upon the pier. They lay there staring at me in silent suffering, waiting … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Faithfulness in Difficult Times

“So, what does God want us to know? What does He want to tell us? He wants to tell us that there was a moment in the history of ancient … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 1 Comment