this day is filling up my room, is coming through my door. oh I have not seen this day before. wednesday the power went out on our block and it decided to stay that way. we took the hot days in stride until the refrigerator pooled at its base. we had to face the facts.
somehow it has been arranged and i’m leaving my life for a few days. i’m going to summer in april. i’m going to waiting welcome. god does the strangest thing in his body – he gives friendships that don’t end. it is not a rule and it doesn’t happen everyday, but somehow i have friends
“there can be no full peace and perfect security here in this world.” ~ thomas a kempis i woke to encouragement. “lay down your rights.” it was in my head before i put feet on the floor and it was right and it brought comfort for the day. i remember when giving up my rights
when you have a disability, the sky turns lavender in the morning. the popcorn flows like water most days and the momma, well she tries to fix things. i’ve only known motherhood this way. something is wrong and i need to fix it. we’d found a doctor who was a buddhist that had an idol
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
saturday night ended the faith and writing festival. i sat in vespers so full. i worshiped with poets and i was a burning star in my wooden chair. i am thankful. calvin college feeds the hungry every other year. this year they fed the near starving. i cried most days for the truth and the