“But it is in the present- not in the past, and most certainly not in the future- that we are able to see the landscape, to feel the range of our humanity, to travel every uncomfortable mile.” Dani Shapiro My despair is no match for the divine. When the ugliness of my humanity flares up, ... Read More about Discouraged? Try This.
I watched amazed as the burly man walked out of our neighborhood hardware store. He didn’t come out with lumber for building, paint for a project, or a fancy tool for his belt. No, he waltzed out with arms full of food for his feathered friends, two huge bags of bird seed. As predicted, the ... Read More about Why Bird Seed Could Be A First Step Towards Healing
The other day I found relief in a random recipe book I was scanning. I was trying to find motivation to throw some sort of food on the table besides noodles, pizza, or cereal again. Trying to get myself psyched up for family dinners around the table with four kids under seven, which I know is ... Read More about The World’s Best Meal.
I’ve had to unsubscribe from a slew of newsletters from some of my favorite writers over the past couple weeks. At first, I wondered if I am too insecure, to weak to celebrate other people’s creativity, even people I admire, respect, and want to emulate. Do I feel threatened by the sharing of ... Read More about Please Don’t Share This.
The invitation to adventure lands at our feet, and we don’t know what to do with it. Do we ignore it? Save it for later? Give it to someone else? Tuck it away in a notebook? Hide it out of sight? What would it take for you to open it up and read it? Perhaps this might help: You were made ... Read More about Will We Be the Ones Who Take The Long Way Around? (& An Invitation)