The Garden

My hands reach in deep, kneading soil, down and over, loosening the ground, willing it to accept an offering that waits in plastic, an inferior home for roots that long to grow, stretch into the rich humus  that He used to form all life. What a privilege to be a tiller, a keeper of thisContinue reading “The Garden”

Alterations

 There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven— Ecclesiastes 3:1, AMP A season ends — a childhood, an education, a honeymoon, our working life– we begin with a birth, leave with death, and in-between live so many seasons, encounter those life circumstances that change us, hallmarkContinue reading “Alterations”

Courage

Courage: from the Latin root ‘cor’ meaning heart What story dwells  just inside your chest, pushing against  your ribs,  making it hard  to breathe in,  gnawing at you  to speak it out? We were made  to communicate,  exhale the who  of ourselves,  relate through  our stories,  for the speaking  changes everything. Lean in and attend,Continue reading “Courage”

Unfettered

“….Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on…” —from Philippians 3:13-14, NLT Release, relinquish, with palms open — What do you hold so tightly you are bound in place, held, imprisoned?  Sometimes what we surrender is as important as what we embrace.  Search your heart for chains — What binds youContinue reading “Unfettered”