True Confessions Friday:: I want a tiara.

Several months ago I started making silly confesstions on my Twitter to which my friend asked, “What is this, ‘True Confessions’?”  Thus True Confessions Friday was born.  Although I’ve been terrible at keeping up with it, I want to try to integrate “True Confessions Friday” onto  Backseat Writer. These won’t be PostSecret-style secrets or deepContinue reading “True Confessions Friday:: I want a tiara.”

Let’s all play together

One of the first lessons I was taught as a youngin’ was how to play well with others.  I would share my toys, take turns, and listen to my elders.  I was a good girl…really. Being a good girl, I was surprised by kids who were not well-behaved.  There was one boy–a little rapscalian namedContinue reading “Let’s all play together”

Can I Play, Too?

Whenever I went to a gathering–a picnic, church event, whatever–I always had the same question for my parents, “Will there be other kids there?” Otherwise, for me, what was the point in going somewhere to watch a bunch of adults talking about boring stuff (and if we went to a private home and the peopleContinue reading “Can I Play, Too?”

She’s Just A Weed

By Amy Sondova As I was walking around the outside of the old Bethlehem Steel Plant today, I came upon a few dandelions growing among the weeds and trash that now litters the land that once proudly held a captain of industry. I had to stop and take a picture of the this dandelion andContinue reading “She’s Just A Weed”

Life Lessons Began in My Family’s Ark

I was a weird kid. I was talking to Sarah this morning about things I did when I was a little girl. This conversation was sprung off an earlier conversation about funny things kids do during church musicals. I recounted a story to Sarah about a little girl who lifted up her dress during aContinue reading “Life Lessons Began in My Family’s Ark”

Crappy Children’s Church Crafts

My mom just called me to ask me if the local craft store had pony beads in various color for a craft she was putting together for the children’s program at her church. She that the children were learning about the plagues brought on Egypt when Pharaoh refused to free the Israelites from slavery; eachContinue reading “Crappy Children’s Church Crafts”

Jesus Camp Review

“We’re kids! Do people honestly think we’re trying to sell them something?” nine year-old Rachel asks her twelve year-old brother, Levi, as the children hand out tracts to the lost souls in Washington, D.C. The Oscar-nominated film, Jesus Camp, chronicles the faith experiences of Levi, Rachel, and other children in various environments including home, church,Continue reading “Jesus Camp Review”