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Take This Opportunity

Take This Opportunity

“Sparrow!” God called to me as I filled the bird feeder on my porch. The morning light was dim, last night’s dark had not yet given up its grasp. “Here I am!” I answered. “I want you to take this opportunity,” God said....
Dominion

Dominion

I hammered a new birdbath into the flowerbed in the garden. A hummingbird sat on the fence wire, watching. “This is for you, my little friend,” I said and smiled. “But you’ll have to share with the bees and butterflies,” The hummingbird...
I Heard Heaven

I Heard Heaven

I used my foot to push the shovel into the mound of wood chips. They lifted up quite easily and fell into the wheelbarrow with a gentle thump. A hawk circling overhead, viewing the dinner menu of the field, cried out. I looked up to marvel at his magnificence. Turning...
Rise Above

Rise Above

The plane lumbered down the runway, rattling, gathering speed, then lifting its nose into the air. I watched the earth grow smaller and smaller as we rose higher— the San Francisco Bay becoming a sliver of blue as we headed east. It would be a five-hour flight—time to...
Full Of God

Full Of God

The moon, a faint crescent, hung low on the horizon, tipping its hat goodbye. The first hint of the rising sun lit the eastern sky. I love this time of the day, fresh, and full of possibility. I stretched under the warmth of the blanket, my mind turning to those I...
While I Still Have It

While I Still Have It

I stepped out of Doller Tree, two pool noodles tucked under my arm. The sunset reminded me of my childhood—summer nights playing sardines across the street, barefoot—Burmuda grass rough under my feet. But I didn’t care. It was dusk, and the air perfumed with...