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  • when you’re looking for light at the end of the tunnel {& free May Gratitude Calendar Printable}

    On Monday, May 02 nd, 2011
    I walk a beach at the outer rim. Egyptians have fifty words for sand, and Eskimos, a hundred for snow. How to find a thousand words for the joy of all this grace we walk in? Everywhere, water running, rivulets, out to oceans. Everywhere, light glinting. There are sea gulls. And moss on trees in
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  • weekends are for being upheld

    On Saturday, April 30 th, 2011
    :: :: The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them
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  • whenever you are far from home

    On Friday, April 29 th, 2011
    Ifind a bit of blue sky wrapped in a nest. And wherever you are when you catch glimpses of heaven, you are home.   ~Notes long from home, in Portland at the Q conference :: :: Lord, you have been our dwelling place… ~Ps. 90:1 :: :: ::
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  • When it’s Time to Turn… {April Nature Calendar}

    On Tuesday, April 05 th, 2011
    Even from right there at the kitchen window, it’s like you can see it. ::   How He’s doing it again, just like a promise, His, Doing it again, a promise kept, and I never have to worry, and it’s almost a witnessing over pots and suds, How His hand turns the whole world, everything
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  • weekends are for His poetry

    On Saturday, March 19 th, 2011
    :: May all your wanderings this weekend, kindest friends, see the poetry of His Hand everywhere the Creator God of the universe Who expresses more than one third of His Word to us in poetry who is the Word come to make us fully alive… :: :: :: :: {A very worthy listen today, from
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  • How to Worship Right Where You Are

    On Thursday, March 17 th, 2011
    Just quiet days here of being and loving and giving and making and walking …. walking slow enough to know the deep joy of really seeking and seeing. :: ::   Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God. ~Abraham Joshua Heschel :: :: :: You, God, are my God,
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  • ‘and whatever you do…’

    On Tuesday, March 08 th, 2011
    :: :: :: :: as we listen to Colossians, memorizing Colossians in a Year: Just 2 Verses a Week “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience… And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the
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  • what is your life really magnifying?

    On Thursday, February 17 th, 2011
    ‘Some days I pick up a camera and the lens is my ink, for cameras have sensor eyes, and pixels record. I slide it into a pocket, a thin point-and-shoot, and find another way to chronicle, to force the lids open; another way to receive the moment with thanks reverential. When he comes in from
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  • weekends are for patches of light

    On Saturday, February 05 th, 2011
    :: May all your wanderings this weekend, kindest friends, lead to the shafts and islands and patches of light where you bask in the warmth of Him. :: :: All’s grace, :: :: :: We too pray that the Book Club @ DaySpring is a bit of patch of light this weekend? If you are
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  • The Habits that Make all the Others Possible

    On Wednesday, January 12 th, 2011
    When I told her that a habit is something that you wear, I felt it, how I caught on something, snagged. For days, I unravel. Forget figuring out how to form a habit. I’m not there yet. First, what are the few habits worth wearing? You can only layer so much. We put away the
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  • a year in pictures

    On Thursday, December 30 th, 2010
    All the days held God. I don’t think I knew that. “Time is a relentless river and it rages on, respecter of no one. And the only way to slow time is this: Enter fully into the current moment and the stream of time slows — slows — with the weight of a soul’s full
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  • Hearing the Symphony

    On Friday, November 19 th, 2010
    E ver since that free concert for kids at the symphony, Malakai’s gone around wildly conducting life. A burst of hands, an exaggerated swoop, then a punctuating of thin air (the drum! the drum!). This makes him happy. He can’t stop smiling. He had leaned over to tell me (we were blessed seatmates because he
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