Good Morning! I don’t know about you, but it’s an early one for me. Yesterday ended up having some unexpected, emotionally draining moments. Still, it ended well and I was under those covers early for bed. I cannot complain there. Today is drawing day! The prize awaits!

I thrive on deep conversations. Surface level is not my comfort; in fact, it’s one of the most unsettling places I know. After all, we can no longer be strangers when we live authentic lives in the presence of others, and if there’s one thing I have wanted since I was a toddler, it was …

Seriously. That’s not just a kitschy opening line – that is just fact. Examples:

Heavy the Oar to Him Who is Tired, Heavy the Coat, Heavy the Sea

“Heavy the oar to him who is tired, heavy the coat, heavy the sea” The title of this painting I beheld in the Art Institute of Chicago may have well be the beginning of a poem that could speak to the depths of one’s traveled soul. Ivan Albright was the artist and his poignancy went …

Victory

Sometimes you don’t know if you have something worth saying.    You’re unsure if you have a voice that carries. If it should rise above the dissonance this world conjures. I wonder that every day.If sentences, thought processes, merely add to the noise or if they enrich. If my jumbled words make any sense. For …

I Admire You

You.         Who day after day, night after shortened night, always rise from beneath the covers, put feet to floor, and love your daughter more than anyone ever could. You breathe life into her with your hugs, your attention, your delight in who she is. You, who sometimes forgets that no one could …

Sometimes, you leave

Last night I was able to rejoin an in depth study into the Word, where this semester, basics are being revisited. Last night’s topic was prayer. Among the many verses given as examples of either how Jesus, Himself prayed or how we should approach prayer ourselves – there was a reference to Mark 1:35-38. I saw …

Small joys = Large blessings

In September, I mused how ‘One Day’ might possibly look like. How, in a seemingly small way in relation to a lifetime, yet enormously impactful to my own world — having the peace of heart to know I’m provided for would be a welcome comfort. In a season where helping the community is increased and donating to pantries …