127 words on prayer

The Prayer Retreat 48 hours. Unplugged from the internet. Hot teas. Books with pages. Comfy throw blankets. My softest pillow. Walks through the woods. Long pauses on the dock. Aimless hours with Beethoven and Bach. Favorite Bible. Current journal. Plenty …

Dear Mr. Neurologist

(Hello friends, for those of you just joining my journey, normally I share from how God is shaping my soul. However, in April, I am going to share a few writings from my heart as a special needs mom in …

I will carry you there

(Hello friends, for those of you just joining my journey, normally I share from how God is shaping my soul. However, in April, I am going to share a few writings from my heart as a special needs mom in …

Special Needs

(As April is Autism Awareness month, today I’m offering my first writing on special needs from Pure Joy, published by Thomas Nelson in 2003.) Special Needs   “Special needs,” the doctor said, and all of the specialists nodded their heads. “Special needs,” written …

Resurrection Sunday

Resurrection Sunday is always moving but it was deeply moving this year. I have been soaking in it as opposed to trying to understand it. Some moments are too holy to dissect and graph. But I am aware of three …

Don’t Close Your Eyes

“Today’s fast was hard,” a friend confessed. “Thinking of all Jesus experienced—well, it’s too much to bear.” Yes. It is. Day Thirty-One of 40 Days of Decrease was difficult to write. As I studied each gospel and recorded each instance …

Spiritual Surgery

“This feels like surgery. I need a week, not a day, on each fast!” This statement is among the most common encouragements I am hearing from readers of 40 Days of Decrease. Yep. Or even a month. But I am guessing that …

Words

Feeling a wee bit nostalgic at the moment. I am typing from a school gym where Keona is participating in her first Speech & Debate tournament. Ah, the memories. Moving annually as a child granted me the opportunity to be the perpetual …

Risk

Without question, it was risky. But trees do not seem to weigh risk. They celebrate life whenever the opportunity presents itself. This pic is from the Silver Maple I see from my prayer room. The branch has grown to the point …

We will stay–an Ash Wednesday devotional

Well, here we are! Many Protestant and Catholic friends will begin Lent today, Feb 10, and many Orthodox friends will begin Great Lent on March 14. What exactly are we all beginning? A sojourn. Yes, I too like the word. And its …