I didn’t intend to write today, but it needs to be spoken. Honestly, for my own heart. I truly do believe speaking gives power over that which contrives to remain hidden. So I need to continue to put it into practice. It is what began me journaling all those years ago. Writing it down helps …

I’ve been thinking about a lot of things lately. Usually, that’s fodder for writing – where I put jumbled to keyboard or pencil to paper and I learn what’s swirling about. I come to realize what was trying to be discovered, said. That’s how writing is for me.           Usually. I’ve …

The Price of Idols, The Truth of Freedom

We are at our most defective, our most infected, our most thieving selves when we are turned towards idols.          When we are shoulder-deep in worshipping “crafted heroes” (a goal; an idea; a status; a person; people in mass, group or whole; a label; literally fill in the blank with any other …

Because I know you…

* I avoid and hem and haw, yet ache to participate on these glorious days. These come-together days. The 5 minutes that feel like it can take all day to process. These women who teach me every time, how to pour out. To be. To write. Join us. It’s Friday. And it’s always beautiful. GO… …

Because I fail often

It’s one of those days… Credit: Flickr user Ricky Romero Where staying in bed seems the far better option.    Where the weight of tears still imprints on face.Where you will lose that battle of rational vs emotional and you can’t stir up grace for self that sticks. Where heavy is the adjective that conquers body …

Replacements

All these words jumble through me like alphabet soup. A conglomeration of many could-be-thoughts but the letters are hopelessly congealed to one another without formation. I sit to write them out. To reveal to myself more than anyone else what I need to understand. That missing prize of truth that will help me get past …

And then…

I think how I hate – truly loathe – when I make a mistake…     I think how I sometimes feel as if I’ve just missed out on something important…         I think they must think I’m an imbecile – a joke… I think I cannot possibly add depth and content …

Perspective (5MF)

It’s that time of the week. Lisa-Jo reached out to the masses for inspiration last night. It worked! A few ladies had the great idea to muse on perspective. How apt. 🙂 So here we go. Link up to Lisa-Jo, read the words of other wonderful ladies, pass along some encouragement, and share your own …

0:00:00

Every day is 0:00:00.    It always starts clean. New. Untouched.It starts over.  So often, I worry that I’ve wasted each of those ticking seconds.     When I could have done so much more by the time I see 23:59:59. And it’s an insulting lie – to everything I did do that day. To everyone with …

I know….

I keep trying to think of something to say. Something to write. I’ve started over 3 times already…     I just don’t have any knowledge…any focus…anymore. Maybe I’m distracted. Maybe I’m void of creative energy. Maybe I’m just exhausted. Maybe I have nothing to say after all.               I don’t …