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Sourdough and Sweet Tomatoes

Sourdough and Sweet Tomatoes

I walked by a parking lot this morning and remembered that night, that summer, all these years ago now. I laid awake until I finally got up and went out looking for you. Love and anger, our two unwieldy emotions, were so well-blended together. Did you think of me as...
The Heart of Gardening

The Heart of Gardening

Seeds planted in hearts where peace is promised. Seeds planted in fields where weeds grow. Gardener is careful not to pull them up too quickly—tender, unrooted seedlings shrivel and die. Garden takes time, still I become impatient, atuned to what I have not. Unbelief...
Song of the Afflicted

Song of the Afflicted

When the world’s weight rests on top the weary wounded what have they to do? Climb higher on the wire up towards heaven’s view. With words they weep for the afflicted, for they know affliction. And in their pain, songs of mercy sing. So you there; lost in...

#filledtooverflow

I realize, sometimes the only thing that stands between moving from trickles of beauty within, to an overflowing ocean, is to forget and forgive what’s behind. The way others treat me should not determine my treatment of them. Instead, I only hope to treat those...

Little Green Flames

Little flames of green stare back at me from the tips of branches. Against the overcast sky their shoots of color are all the brighter. The birds seem pleased by the new decor. They weren’t there yesterday. The rain stayed up all night to bring the buds...

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