My cousin's wife recently sent me this picture. I keep looking at it. I am not sure why. It is me at 3ish, not sure of my exact age, with my cousin's dog. I look pretty serious. I wonder if someone told the dog to stay and then I obeyed. Why so serious? My extended … Continue reading Why so serious?
The first year of growing sunflowers from seed was surprising to me. I had no idea how long it took to bear that magnificent flower. The green was nice, but no flowers for what felt like forever. Being the black thumb that I am, I thought it was my fault, but according to my gardening … Continue reading Bears its Fruit in Season
Out my Window: The evening sky has been beautiful with a bright, large moon and stars. Even when it clouds up the lighting has been breathtaking. Enjoying: Frozen blueberries and Banana Dole Dippers. Extra time to read. Good books and good company. Listening to: Nothing too specific. I did listen to a Jill Briscoe talk on … Continue reading Daybook
Out my Window: Butterfly trying to steady itself on a bleeding heart to drink. A hummingbird who keeps stopping by wondering where the feeder is. Peonies blooming. Enjoying: Celebrating friends getting ordained. Planning summer fun. The fields turning from yellow to white. Grilling. Listening to: Finished listening to Creative Quest by Questlove. I totally loved … Continue reading Daybook
Dad... as with Mother's Day... oh so complicated. My first born is the age you were when you became my dad. I remember you telling me that when I was 25 I would understand what you did better and would appreciate it. I am 48 and just now coming into a better understanding of you. … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection (Father’s Day Edition)
Mom.... it is complicated. It is easy to focus on the lack and the hurts that I received, and now, that I have doled out myself. As I practice resurrection and intentionally look for life and grace, there is more that comes into better focus. I see all the laughter and fun you added to … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 21
Wise Words from Anne Morrow Lindbergh, "Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves: that firm strand which will be the indispensable center of a whole web of human relationships. She must find that inner stillness which Charles Morgan describes as 'the stilling of the soul within the activities of … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 18