the friendly skies

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

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mild peril

“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

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i would if i could

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

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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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learning wonder

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

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