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Concrete and Light for Dark Days

Concrete and Light for Dark Days

Sometimes I have to be reminded there is no place too hard for grace. Sometimes I have to be reminded how loved we are. Sometimes that’s hard. With all the contrary words and messages, I have to remember to look in before I look out. Looking in is a form of prayer,...
Where We Walk

Where We Walk

Carousel music Sails across the sky to me. Just the thought of you Makes things whimsical. So does walking beside you, It is magical. Inside a bookstore Window, we see a book called “Life Is Hard.” It is. I am happiest Walking outside in the sun. The light lifts my...
Writer’s Life

Writer’s Life

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” —A. A. Milne And maybe funnier than you know… “How was your Bible Study?” Todd asked me this morning. “Good. I’m supposed to laugh more. I don’t laugh enough.” I’ve been studying...
Closing the Circle

Closing the Circle

“Mom, the helmet?” Jackson said.      “Yes?”      “Wear it?”      “Yes.” My son is taking care of me now, I realized, just as I have been taking care of my mother. Our roles are always changing in life. Jackson is the son of Rose, the protagonist in my debut novel,...
As Sunlight Moves Back Morning Shadows

As Sunlight Moves Back Morning Shadows

Hearing the bird whistles I had been deaf to just moments earlier, so noisy my thoughts, I whistled back. Breathing in each sound as sunlight moved back morning shadows while Sitting in stillness, exhaling, emptying what remained of my yesterdays, Craving a refilling,...

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