Inside ~ Outside

Inside ~ Outside

I am drawn by an invisible tug, a need for something more than the walls of inside.  I move outside and sit with the sun on my back. The metal edge of the table frame burns my arms as I lean against it, but it feels somehow awakening. The finches drink from the...
Character or Caricature

Character or Caricature

Before the Blessing Comes Lord it’s easy to praise You on the backside of the blessing When the answer has already come. But do I trust enough, do I have faith enough to sing Before the answer comes? When I have crossed the raging waters and reached the other...
Masks

Masks

It’s all about masks these days.  Even as I write this, there are yards of fabric waiting to be cut and sewn.  It seems the least I can do while I sit under the Shelter at Home order. They are multiplying like rabbits.  Masks are in every store, drive-through or...
Chance Encounter ~ The Worth of a Day

Chance Encounter ~ The Worth of a Day

How do you measure the worth of a day when things don’t go as planned?  Mine started off with a missed, then rescheduled and then delayed flight that caused another missed connection. And that caused an unplanned overnight stay at the halfway mark of my trip.  It cost...
Chance Encounter – Teacher Connection

Chance Encounter – Teacher Connection

My husband wanted a “soda for the roada” before we made the trek from Las Vegas back to Bakersfield. While he went to get his Coke, I waited in the car.  But when the little yipping dog hopped from the van next to us, I got out to chat with the family. “That’s a might...
The Ones We Love

The Ones We Love

When the ones we love won’t love themselves, oh, the games our minds can play.  Were we too strict, not strict enough?  Were we a bad example in some way? We must try and remind ourselves that their choices were just that, their choices. We didn’t force them to walk...