each flower is not perfect and yet we do not point out their flaws. and each tree does not grow straight – yet we curl up in their shade not caring their species but just that they give us respite why therefore do we nominate certain people or places or things, to become the centerContinue reading “the crooked symphony”
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i don’t have enough
i don’t ever have enough for all of you. but collectively Someone does. let’s seek out that Someone. let’s put each other in the path of healing and nod approval to our fear-busting chops, that we together can fight this pain. this brokenness. this inertia toward unrest. collectively, WE can be enough for eachContinue reading “i don’t have enough”
how you carry on after hope spoken: you struggle. you weep. you laugh. then you start. i have never been good at finishing things. not work related things i get those finished for sure, but personal goal things. i paint & hammer. i cut & organize. i disrupt myself for yet ANOTHER great idea. toContinue reading “after hope”
joy :: day three :: personified
today was not what i planned. i was home alone supposed to be working on homework. i tried. it just was a mess in my craft/work room and that is where i needed to do work. so my time was not wasteful but sometimes wayward. i actually started the day at the coffee shop, butContinue reading “joy :: day three :: personified”
joy :: day two :: in the details
oftentimes i am too busy for the details. my brain gets mushed into thinking that everything on the news is the only news. sluggishly moping along like there is no good out there. no sparkle. no triumph. no joy. i wander in and out of a pessimistic haze, unsure of my faith, too much noise,Continue reading “joy :: day two :: in the details”
joy :: day one :: at the table
are we not like the earth? the green easing into the brown? the blue jutting against the reds, the wet rejoicing loudly against the parched? are our souls not like the earth serged together, as a weird, ever-changing topography entrapped with unexplainables & iridescence? we cannot allow the distance of miles or the threat ofContinue reading “joy :: day one :: at the table”
Confidence Can Cook :: are you ready for some footballlllll?
I am delighted to share another amazing recipe that my friend Ellen has gathered, tested, photographed (& hopefully enjoyed) with you all! Please, take it away Ellen! During the Fall season, I always find myself craving yummy comfort food. I think it’s a combination of the cooler weather and football watching that happens inContinue reading “Confidence Can Cook :: are you ready for some footballlllll?”
March.31.2014. we are created to be wild. we are created to be soft too. to know that it is okay to ask that stranger in the seat next to us if they are okay & know that they will appreciate our concern. because i have never felt bad about asking someone if they are okay, butContinue reading “neighbors”
in life there are moments that you will relive over & over again because they are little or big gifts from God. the moment RL asked me to marry him, will be one of them: i said yes.