Resolutely, Fia spreads a thick dusting of flour over the table and watches as the white cloud settles. Next, Fia takes the soft, warm, plump dough out of the bowl and slaps it heartily on the table. The deep scent of garlic, basil and oregano wafts up to her nose. 4 beady eyes watch FiaContinue reading “03.24.2018”
There is a lot of dew on the grass in the summertime. We walk by it every morning, un-fazed and unimpressed. Its juuuust water. Normal water on normal grass on a normal morning in a normal world with a normal person looking very normally at it all. But wait.
“Love actively,” I remember her telling me, like 5 months ago.
So, Fia’s brainwaves are interestingly random sometimes. One day, she was doing a mundane task like flossing her teeth and a sudden thought popped into mind: What is the opposite of a bucket list? Is there such a thing, and if so, what is it called and what would mine be like?
The wind bites furiously as we step out of the car. Two bubbly, bouncy, blond neighbor girls accompany me, chattering happily. We pass the brick building in the quaint little town that groggily awakes at 9:30 a.m. on a sunny, -4 degree Saturday morning.
I thought I knew the way. My Guide had led me to the forest – I thought the way through the forest would be simple, the path easily found. I discovered the way through the forest was first through a swamp, then through darkness; My feet were wet, my clothes were sodden, and the woods enclosed aroundContinue reading “01.08.2018”
“One Day We’ll Build a House” says my Clara and I.
“Deeper and Deeper must be the dying” Elisabeth said this. Her “dying” was in waiting for her for her Jim (she waited 5 long years). Her “dying” was in his dying (widowhood after only being married for 2 years). Her “dying” was in the death of her second husband after a long battle with cancer. HerContinue reading “01.02.2018”
…the 2017 wrap up from Spotify is in, so I guess that means 2017 is officially over. I can honestly say 2017 was one of the best years of my life. Maybe I say that about each year as they go by, but I truly mean it for 2017. It wasn’t an easy year (justContinue reading “12.30.2017”
“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13) I look back at 2017,Continue reading “12.30.2017”