‘Should’ is a dangerous word. It can entangle one through so many barbs and wayward leads. I have so many blessings….so I shouldn’t feel like I am lacking, like I am empty somehow. You have a lot going for you. You should feel grateful.  You should smile more. Whatever is going on, you should just be …

Remember,

                    there is joy in sunshine, there is clarity in the light.

What I must remember

How could I possibly forget – how my strands of DNA interlace with morning breeze, a tapestry of colors in sky, Autumn breeze delicately beckoning welcome home.        Stress melts away when I plant myself under open air. Unfailingly. And yet I unconsciously refuse to give practice to my joy. I am a …

Coppered moon, bulging over horizon – hoisting itself into sky, beginning its glow.     My mouth awed at the sight of it tonight.               I am thankful for moments such as that.                              When I’m …

Habitual Stillness

Photo – mine. Taken of me at Rockport, MA, possibly my favorite East Coast location. I have this propensity for staying still. For wanting to be in a moment and stay in it for so long, unwilling to let it change for the peace and feel I hold while in it. Now it’s right about here, …

C O M E

This morning was veiled in ivory fog, lasting into soft hours.      With some gifted time, I folded my legs on the couch of the back porch, put pencil to paper, and even opened Scripture without provocation. A tough confession – this was the first time in a while the brown leather binding was …

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 …

Beauty For Ashes

       The beauty of a morning, an hour, a moment – where I wholly feel the presence of God…are the words to describe such an inexpressible emotion? I felt Jesus today. With such realness, closeness and tenderness, that I broke in hunger and appreciation. He has never left me, yet I do not …