Though I’ve had many, many lovely Christmases with my family, the best memories are from childhood. Isn’t that the way? I remember Mom standing on the gray and red checkerboard kitchen floor in Nasonville and asking me, “Have you practiced your piece?” My piece for the church Christmas pageant. There in the kitchen, I read … Continue reading Gather Ye Cookies
In Case You’re Afraid
Photo by Tetyana Kovyrina on Pexels.com How are you? I was thinking about you, us, today. Our little group, if I’ve got it right, of people who are enamored of the ineffable, interested in matters of the soul. See, this morning - out of nowhere - came the tiniest tweak to my emotional apparatus. It … Continue reading In Case You’re Afraid
A Tweak to the ‘All or Nothing’ Approach
(PHOTO by Polina Tankilevitch on Pexels.com) As I painstakingly tease the butternut squash seeds from the slippery bright orange fiber so that I can toast them in the oven, I feel gratitude. Gratitude for the food certainly, for the crunchy, salty treat we will soon enjoy. But I also feel thankful for a lesson I … Continue reading A Tweak to the ‘All or Nothing’ Approach
You Don’t Know What You Have
Mom’s Tiger Lilies Hello, my name is Viv and I am an underachiever. My mother thought I was awesome. She had complete confidence in my abilities, delighted in my successes and felt whatever I was doing...I should probably be in charge. If anyone said anything nice about me, she couldn’t wait to tell me, though … Continue reading You Don’t Know What You Have
Sorry I’m late! I got myself into a bit of a snit. Tuesday night, I wanted to do other things. It doesn’t matter what they were. I just didn’t want to practice writing as much as I wanted to be free to attempt this other thing. I practiced writing anyway, and even I didn’t want … Continue reading Page 13
Spring. Dusk. Peepers peeping. The Robin has ceased plucking the strings of my heart for the evening. Light breeze. A still-bare maple branch shivers expectantly in front of a waxing moon. With scissors and flashlight I have edged into the garden to discern chives from grape hyacinth. I’ve had this urge the last few days … Continue reading Burst
Where the Heck’s my Angel?
I don’t know. I want to get my writing for my blog done early, take my time editing, but every week I seem to wait a little later, a little later to sit down and get to work. Last week I didn’t really dig in until after 10 pm Thursday night and that’s just too … Continue reading Where the Heck’s my Angel?
Soul, Stirred not Shaken
Photo by Michelli Caroline on Pexels.com Just between you and me, and as opposed to what your official statement should probably be, when did you most recently have a soul-stirring conversation? With whom did you have it and about what were you talking? I mean the kind of sharing where you’re both – or all … Continue reading Soul, Stirred not Shaken
It’s About Time
Greg, Spring cleanup 2022. It’s Friday morning and I am standing at my desk at work. Ah, yes, the standing desk for a woman who can’t think on her feet. Proof that God has a sense of humor and she isn’t afraid to use it. My phone boop-boops. I lean over, snag a look and … Continue reading It’s About Time
What Would it Take?
I am having a little evening texting exchange with my sister. When I text, “Did you have a nice day?” I think, “Won’t it be great if ‘Spectacular!’ is her reply?” And then I’ll have to stop making dinner and call her and get the details. As I look down at the screen, checking for … Continue reading What Would it Take?