Sherri Gragg

Juggler of words and children…collector of pottery shards

Stillness

The kids have left for school and I am sitting at my kitchen table, littered with junk mail and the crumbs from breakfast. The finish on the huge farm table … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 4 Comments

Beautiful Imperfection

For just a moment, I remembered it- the image of my perfect life.  Manicured lawn.  My home- clutter free, clean, well decorated…serene.  Well-behaved, responsible children who are, you know, keeping … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Seed Well Sown

I sat on her bed for a moment this morning after she zoomed down the street in her little red Fiat, ACDC blaring from the speakers while Crime and Punishment … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

To The Woman Who Yelled At My Barista

To The Woman Who Yelled at My Barista, I wasn’t there this morning when you took your pent up rage out on my barista. I arrived after you left, just … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

From Wastelands to Abundance

I love Psalm 130. The first verse just jumps right in. The Pslamist doesn’t waste time figuring out the “correct” way to approach his Creator. There is no flowery, formal … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Did You Know?

Did you know… That no matter what anyone says- Slander.  Gossip.  Condemnation.  No matter what anyone does- Rejection.  Betrayal.  Abuse.  That no matter how others see you- Worthy or unworthy. … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

What If…

What if… You looked into the darkest places.  The moments seared by grief.  The long, weary nights, drenched in tears.  What if… You paused in front of the gaping moments … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

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