FREEDOM

I woke up to my alarm early Saturday morning and immediately thought... "WHAT have I done?" I needed to get up and get going fast! I had an hour drive to my third 5K of my life. "Oh man.. seriously. What have I done?" My mind started to contend against the excuses: I'm in no … Continue reading FREEDOM

The Ministry of Presence

I have two very vivid “feeling” memories from childhood. Feeling memories are things tied sooo closely to what your heart needs to hear; They are not a memory of an event or an instance or even a thing. They are a memory of a feeling, and I have two that conflicted and battled for a place … Continue reading The Ministry of Presence

It’s ok to grow “quietly”

I have a favorite tree. I call it the Sentinel. It's huge and towering , stationed at the very end of our property, up a rolling field and at the top of a hill; standing guard; watching; observing; challenging any who might stray on to the property or any who may try to harm the … Continue reading It’s ok to grow “quietly”

Okra

My heart was hurting It was plainly obvious she didn’t like me. Worse... She couldn’t stand to be around me. Geesh. All the rush of all my childhood insignificance, unimportance and unwanted ”nesssss”… flooded my soul again. And man, for the love of all things yummy (because that’s a big biggg category in my life) … Continue reading Okra