Wisdom’s Kaleidoscope

With summer approaching, the days are hot. Getting reprieve in a cold swim hole is like the welcoming of a friend you have not seen in years, refreshing! The kids (7,5,3) and I (really?) needed to disentangle from routine. A short drive deposited us at our destination. As we meandered along the hiking trail the … Continue reading Wisdom’s Kaleidoscope

Boots made for Walking

  I love walking. I love conversation. Walking is perfectly designed for conversation. A communion of sorts. Walks become a release for sorting out things, a putting in order for what would otherwise remain scattered thoughts sown into the reality of life’s circumstances. Thoughts, which in content, are sometimes trivial, sometimes deep, at times weighty, … Continue reading Boots made for Walking

Purity’s Conscience

(PART 2 of 2): A continuation of Purity’s Caveat:  “The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;” – Psalm 19:8 Where else can we find such confidence in what is filtered from all impurities? There is a 'fountain of living water' from which … Continue reading Purity’s Conscience

Chasing the Wind

The childhood days are gone when sticking my head out the car window, like my furry canine companions, felt so exhilarating. I loved that feeling of the torrent of wind hitting my face, swirling my hair into hundreds of tiny knots. Now, too lazy to work knots out, I find stretching my arm out and … Continue reading Chasing the Wind

Estranged from the Womb

(PART 1 of 2): "My body.” “My choice.” “My situation, you don’t understand.” Life is full of unknowns, but it is not uncharted. Life is full of complexities, but has purpose. Though difficulties are plentiful, even a lost hope can be found! As you do not know the way of the wind, or how the … Continue reading Estranged from the Womb

Rhythm & Reason

There is a rhythm in love’s song and dance to the soul. There is a reason in love’s engagement in action. If 1 Corinthians 13 is the poetry of love, Romans 12 is the choreography of love. 1 Corinthians 13 : Romans 12 Love is patient (v 4) : lives peaceably with all (v 18) And kind … Continue reading Rhythm & Reason

A Journey of Becoming

Parenting, the “activity of bringing up a child as a parent.” A simple definition to an overwhelming task. Is parenting a child-centric activity? Is parenting a parent-centric activity? The standard definition seems to have something essential missing. For parenting seems to be more of a becoming something greater than what is just an activity ‘being … Continue reading A Journey of Becoming

A Redeeming Question

Landscapes are perceptions to the eye, as questions are to the mind. Questions leave an imprint of what is, and what may be. But too often we bind them to expectations. We lose our focus based on what we desire, rather than what is necessary. Below is an old familiar part of history and at … Continue reading A Redeeming Question

Christmas: Un-Majestic form

A Christ child, born to a prophetic virgin, Holy Spirit conceived, who would come in human form but with powers reserved for deity. Not accompanied by mythological proportions of grandeur for the comic imaginations of conning childhood wonder or adult musings. A birth not celebrated by the sacred union of instituted marriage. For no pleasure … Continue reading Christmas: Un-Majestic form

Evil’s shadow

To all our friends, loved ones, and those who have experienced evil's shadow this past year... Death is abrasive. The soul screams it is wrong, and rightly so. Life is sacred. The weight of the sacred torn is felt at the mouth of the grave. Cast under death's shadow the mind wanders as the memories … Continue reading Evil’s shadow