Radiant

Radiant

Look and see! The sun makes its daily triumphant entrance, sweeps it’s brilliance across the expanse of the sky, pours out its presence on all things, then slips away to give you a little space. It jogs away every night only to circle back to you first thing in the morning. Its entrance saturates your [...]

The Family Cabin

The Family Cabin

At times in our lives, my sister and I both realized we were a little off course. Our choices didn’t always align with our parents, but we were given a lot of freedom to make our own decisions. On this particular day though, we had chosen our parents’ preferred route and found ourselves off course—it [...]

The Traveler

The Traveler

I could drive from NYC to Chicago on adrenaline no problem on just a few hours’ sleep beneath the glaring lights of the street lamps and mosquito buzzing, in the well-patrolled rest stops along the way. The final stretch from Chicago to Milwaukee, though, was agony—with windows down, music blaring and lots of snacks and, [...]

Cat Lesson?

Cat Lesson?

Sustaining can sometimes mean surviving and surviving can sometimes be a battle--organizationally and personally. When I've been faced with limitations, my own or otherwise, I've said, You are my Refuge. Sustain me according to Your Purpose. Do not let my hopes be dashed. I have done my best to do what is right and good. [...]

He Loadeth Me?

He Loadeth Me?

I wasn’t quite awake when I read the words, “He loadeth me, O blessed thought”. And I immediately reacted. I know! Why are you loading me down like this, God? I squinted then and realized the word I read was leadeth, not loadeth. Right… It's the end of week and I'm looking to be led [...]

Into the Light

Into the Light

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. T. S. Eliot I noticed the new bloom on my 14 year-old hibiscus as I was taking the trash out. And then I counted 19 more! The plant had grown from a blooming little bush into a spindly tree which lost its focus. It [...]