Uncategorized / 15.09.2010

green monster jealousy and your cousin envy you puff up and tear down simultaneously in my soul someone else receives my accolades why, what is wrong with me humming siren songs of pride, purpose, and place in these uncertain waters you cast out promises of security and confidence but what looks like a life ring is really an anchor dragging my soul down deep into disillusionment, striving, and fear drowning, gulping, grappling beneath these waters of comparison my efforts to...

Uncategorized / 15.09.2010

I have shed tears with many of you over this last week, as our hearts were shaken by Ann Voskamp's words and photos from Guatemala. My life looks too pampered and fat. My thoughts too caught up with trivia in the face of such suffering. I am called and convicted, but I have a dilemma.While I'd like to pack us up on the next plane south. To show my children their wealth and the poor who need us. To break us all out of our slumber.the dishes still callthe laundry is pilingthe bills are tauntingthe siblings are tooschool work is...

Uncategorized / 15.09.2010

Rachel at Geek Unorthodox writes, "I'm thankful for discerning children, children who write, paint and draw, who have their own prophetic voice in the art they create." I join her in this giving thanks! My children inspire me with their writing, drawing, dancing, singing, playing. Seeing life through their eyes is like a kaleidoscope. Everything looks different, upside-down, multi-faceted . . beautiful!My son Daniel recently entered his poem "Some Warmth" in the One Stop Poetry competition. And won! I'm so proud and know you will indulge me some "momma glory" ;)You can read his poem here and more of...

Uncategorized / 13.09.2010

Van Gogh's The Harvest and my inspirationYou, Who gives seed to the sower, give me faith to scatter.I till the soil of young hearts, some still tender. Others already rocky with the disillusionment of time and experience. The grit and gravel littered upon the ground by the enemy of this field.I wait for perfect weather, but the seasons fly fast, and this sower's seed lies waiting in my satchel.Can one plant in rain, wind, drought, and storm? The climate of this terra, this home, sees it all.Oh, to own the simple faith of the farmer. His efforts sown, he scatters...

Uncategorized / 11.09.2010

leslieemilyjodiannmistyrachelbethanyjust a few of the manywho have entered my lifelike a face i keep seeingin the vast crowd of this placei know you only by imagea painting or photoi don't know your last name or where you liveor what your voice sounds likemy mind fills in the blank spacesand your pictures add life with colori can tell that's your little onehe has your eyessometimes when i'm outi wonder if i might see youcould you live in the town next to mineor are you halfway 'round the worldbut you are my friendoh, how i'd love to have you all to tea!wouldn't...

Uncategorized / 06.09.2010

I love fall. In my book, September 1 marks its beginning. It is the harbinger of all things cozy, smelly, and yummy. The scented candles come out, baking begins, and I start wondering when it will be cold enough for a fire.But his year has been different. I blinked and summer past. I never even made my "Summer Bucket List" much less checked it off.I haven't felt ready to move on.I think what I missed was just having a long week of nothing. With a houseful, life doesn't slow to the pace of nothing much anymore. On the other hand,...

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