Just Frances T


Linus: You weren’t in school today, Charlie Brown. All the kids missed you. Charlie Brown: I’m never going to school again as long as I live. Linus: We had a ball game after school. Charlie Brown: I don’t care. I’m never going to play ball either. I’m never going to do anything again. Linus: Well, I can understand how you feel. You worked hard, studying for the spelling bee, and I suppose… Read More

While Matt and I were on a date a couple weeks back [yay Starbucks cards], I noticed a middle-aged couple sitting on the patio hunched over their phones. I could see that they were both reading a lengthy text and discussing it with hushed voices and furtive glances. Their demeanor made me wonder whether they were looking at legal paperwork, toying with the idea of divorce. I felt a tiny pang of… Read More

A few years back, I had a routine meeting with a friend for one of my seminary classes. Though we were on good terms, it hadn’t always been that way. We’d fought and had an ugly falling out several months prior. Things smoothed out over time, yet I went into the meeting with the sense that I needed to apologize and take responsibility for my part. I knew it was the right… Read More