Monthly Archives: January 2015

Little Reminders

I am obviously a big fan of words. Especially written ones. They have the power to chip away at layers of surface to get to the marrow. Little reminders, they are, of things we know but forget and things we forget to remember to know. They are good. They are hard. They are life-giving. And […]

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We Could Rise Up Rooted

“Each thing – each stone, blossom, child – is held in place. Only we, in our arrogance, push out beyond what we each belong to for some empty freedom. If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees. Instead we entangle ourselves in knots of our own making and struggle, lonely […]

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Ten Months

Can someone please tell me how ten months have passed since his first beautiful breath in this great big world? It seems impossible. Like it could have been just yesterday that they placed his tiny balled-up body on my heaving chest, as I wept for sheer joy. It was all true, what they said. Everything […]

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Found in Stepping Out

I was hurting for beauty. But not in the way I often seek it, wandering aisles of cavernous stores bent on sending me home with far more than I went in for. Or better yet, thumbing through four square inches of four hundred other persons’ lives. I wanted tangible. I wanted surprise. I wanted wild. […]

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I am a Child of God

NO LONGER SLAVES You unravel me, with a melody You surround me with a song Of deliverance, from my enemies Till all my fears are gone I’m no longer a slave to fear I am a child of God From my mothers womb You have chosen me Love has called my name I’ve been born […]

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