Signs and Wonders

The Holy Spirit speaks through signs and wonders.

In fact, a quick sweep through my house revealed the following signs I clearly needed to heed:

(something about being a better housekeeper…?)

(this sign is, “someone needs to closely supervise The Jude during all bathroom visits”)

(literal sign, courtesy of the nine year old:  Let’s keep the temple clean, y’all!- misplaced modifiers notwithstanding)

(this one’s easy.  67 degree weather + muddy yard = quintuple bath night.  Kids are dirty, you’d really like them clean.  Got it, Paraclete.)

But it isn’t all soapy mirrors and two hours of grooming.  Wonders appeared, too:

It may be snowed over again next week, but for today, the promise of spring was more than enough.

And the biggest wonder of all?  I got my copy of the sold out, book trailer so hot YouTube banned it, can’t wait to go read it, Sex, Style & Substance today.  A day earlier than expected!


Later, y’all.  I’ve got five kids to bathe and a book to read while doing it.

Cari Donaldson


Cari Donaldson lives on a New England farm with her high school sweetheart, their six kids, and a menagerie of animals of varying usefulness. She is the author of Pope Awesome and Other Stories, and has a weekly podcast about homesteading at

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  • How did you get your copy already and I have not gotten mine?  Your email said it hadn’t even shipped yet!!!!!    Durn kuntry livin’…

  • Hahaha!  I actually tipped my head back and chortled- chortled, I tell you!- with glee when it showed up in the mailbox this afternoon.

  • Colleen

    Mine’s coming on the twelfth…supposedly!!

  •  Oh, I see how it is…