I love Christmas. I love lights. I love Christmas lights. But lately, with all the terror in the news, I have been overwhelmed by this reality ... that we are living in one dark world. How easy it is for me to string some lights along my fireplace, singing along to my favorite Christmas carol … Continue reading Against the Darkest of Skies
Last Christmas, a man rammed into us. It was the night before Christmas Eve. Our car had come to a stop, at a quiet intersection I have known all my life. There was hardly a soul on the road. But just as our car rolled to a pause, we felt this jolt. With it came the terrible sound of … Continue reading Saved by a Handful of Inches
When it's hard to believe in miracles... In the hope of change... In overcoming... In transformations and new beginnings... In healing... When our spirit is willing, but our flesh is frail... When joy is illusive; victory, distant... And wonder has lost its shimmer... I am stopped by this. A tree just outside my door. A … Continue reading What’s So Ordinary?
On Sunday, we drove for miles and miles. Endless miles. Eleven hours to be exact - from one end of the state to the other. Just the five of us, packed in a warm car, windows splashed with rain and highway dust. The wind blew hard against our wheels. Outside, the clouds hung thick and stormy over the Central California farmlands. … Continue reading Endless Miles, Endless Sky