From kitchen window broom stands against garage door, askew. What lies beyond the door of this day—off center, all lopsided and cockeyed? I rinse my cup and listen to water rushing from the faucet through my fingers. Cup shines. What can bear a stain? Day unfolds in threes—a testing from Sunday’s sermon. “That’s too much [...]
I stopped taking a glass of water to bed at night. When cat wants me up, she knocks off whatever is on the nightstand. And cat is keeping me green. Those flimsy recyclable plastic water bottles make a crashing sound like breaking glass that wakes even deaf dog. Only sturdy screw top reusables that sit [...]
I wait as she rises from the darkness at dawn, shaking off night’s debris. She never forces her way in, she has traveled the distance and knows steadiness. She seems to sense that I can only take her presence in slowly, sometimes imperceptibly, until she can crack the darkness she knows within me—around me and [...]
The brave can anticipate the morning light while still in the darkness. Joy is found in the confident expectation there. Be loving this day with a thankful heart and sounds of laughter. God's mercies are new each morning!
Heart be still Hear heaven's sound See there? Gulls' music greets the day and all it brings Look for good in all See there? Joy like water's ripples Ever widening Beyond all senses Beyond all knowledge Still bears fruit from long years' past Joy, like Love, alone shall last