if you follow the link above you’ll end up in ann’s world.  i met her this year.  she is a writer.  she is a mother.  she is a little bit of who i’d like to become.  some time back she started this 1000 gifts and hundreds of people join her in listing a thousand things

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retreason

some days don’t go like i plan.  i’m up north, tucked away in the woods.  i’ve been writing.  yesterday i drove down to the bay for a change of scenery and on the way home i heard that ground down sound of brake pads missing.  no.  no way.  i thought.  but yes.  yes way.  today

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vacation vs. reality

the sunlight fell all over us.  monarchs fluttered between land and water.  children peeked over the edges of menus too big and ordered for themselves.  we’ve been in vacation mode for nearly a month at this point. the light shone through the waters and warmed the sand.  the warmth beat down through the wind and

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thankful.

news rips through, straight to the center and threatens to disassemble every molecule of hope.  sorrow is on a rampage in a community that i hold dear as my own…more so.  what is it to be thankful?  the good of life is easy to enjoy, easy to forget to say thank you for.  we live

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summer so far

time to remember and look into what has been making up our days.  and say thank you.  school is going long this june.  we’ve one more week to go before time is an ocean and grooming hearts towards the true can consume and wash over us like waves. sending a thank you card to father

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forty million dollar wedding

there’s a thread through our story telling of the sacrifice jesus made not to marry.  he gave up a wife and a family.  the last temptation of christ.  but standing in line at cvs waiting for my prescription, i’m reminded that tis not so.  a gossipy tabloid blares the news that royal wedding bells will

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too crowded for the likes of me

hi there. i’ve been writing a lot.  today i sit on my front porch and smell honeysuckle.  there’s a cardinal up there in the tree and he’s singing red.  I’m not sure how long this idea of writing will loom in front of me seductive like a siren song, but it ain’t going away.  i

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one cure for brokenness

when something is broken, you throw it out.  or you fix it.  or you imagine you’ll fix it and it sits, untouched, for a long time until you throw it out. relating to jesus is not the process of discerning your brokenness and then getting down to the business of fixing yourself up with god’s

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this end up

it is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart. — ecc. 7:2 there is a logic that doesn’t make sense.  it’s the sacrifice and the embracing of the end of our

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flomach stew

my father exhorted me to find the spiritual side of puking.  i had to hang up because he started to make me nauseas.  we’ve been a little sick around here. it has been staggering outside.  the blue blinds and the green dizzies.  the sun highlighting everything.  it’s too much for a sick one.  the weak

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