In The Quiet

I've been quiet, I know. I haven't written any words for a few weeks. It was as if I had run dry of anything to say. And so I've been sitting with this emptiness, listening and waiting for God to move in my life, knowing that He would show me the way again. And so He...

Rescue Me

I snapped on Shakespeare's leash and out we went for our lunchtime walk. We hadn't gone very far when we came upon a snail making his way across the sidewalk, headed towards the road. I picked him up gently and returned him to safety. Halfway up the hill, we came upon...

Why We Are Here

All night, a gentle rain fell while I slumbered. I woke to the smell of freshness, the garden bathed and clean. The sun had not yet climbed high enough to share her warmth; I pulled on my coat to go outside. Puddles lined the pathway and pooled on the blossoms and...

Only Love

"You must get so angry with us human beings," I said to God as I ate my oatmeal, watching the sun take her morning stroll into the sky. "We tend to muck up everything." I thought of the headlines I'd recently read. "People attempt to understand me by ascribing human...

Seeing The Beauty

Fog rolled in off the ocean, curling over the rooftops and down into the garden where I sat watching the stars begin to dot the heavens. I pulled my scarf tightly around my neck— the temperature quickly dropping. Soon, the stars were obscurbed. I looked out over the...

The Gardening Birds

The seeds in secret grew, extending their tender roots out into the dark earth beneath my wandering feet. Unaware, I went about my work, tending to the garden. A brave sprout first appeared by the fence, popping up to take a look around. She must have sent a signal to...

Slow Growth

"Those boxwoods took twenty years to grow into a decent hedge," my sister said and pointed to them lining one of her flower beds. We sat in her gliders, watching swallows swooping and diving in circles across the meadow, searching for nesting sites. My eyes moved...

The Wonders

The morning had a familiar feel to it, soft but salty, the way it used to feel when I was a little girl, growing up by Jacksonville Beach. It made me smile with happy memories. I climbed down the stairs from the deck into the heart of the garden and sat at the blue...

Never Tiring

Driving at 6 a.m., the light at the top of the street turned red, even though mine was the only car at the intersection. Out beyond the bay, behind the hills, the sun was rising. In an instant, she crested— a tiny spot of blinding light— growing bigger. I had to raise...

The Flowers Speak

Standing on the garden path, I thought the summer's sun had tricked my mind— a kind of feverish delusion— as the flowers whispered, "Listen." I leaned in closer, straining to discern what I had heard. There it is was again! "Listen." My heart heard it, distinctly....
In The Quiet

In The Quiet

I've been quiet, I know. I haven't written any words for a few weeks. It was as if I had run dry of anything to say. And so I've been sitting with this emptiness, listening and waiting for God to move in my life, knowing that He would show me the way again. And so He...

Rescue Me

Rescue Me

I snapped on Shakespeare's leash and out we went for our lunchtime walk. We hadn't gone very far when we came upon a snail making his way across the sidewalk, headed towards the road. I picked him up gently and returned him to safety. Halfway up the hill, we came upon...

Why We Are Here

Why We Are Here

All night, a gentle rain fell while I slumbered. I woke to the smell of freshness, the garden bathed and clean. The sun had not yet climbed high enough to share her warmth; I pulled on my coat to go outside. Puddles lined the pathway and pooled on the blossoms and...

Only Love

Only Love

"You must get so angry with us human beings," I said to God as I ate my oatmeal, watching the sun take her morning stroll into the sky. "We tend to muck up everything." I thought of the headlines I'd recently read. "People attempt to understand me by ascribing human...

Seeing The Beauty

Seeing The Beauty

Fog rolled in off the ocean, curling over the rooftops and down into the garden where I sat watching the stars begin to dot the heavens. I pulled my scarf tightly around my neck— the temperature quickly dropping. Soon, the stars were obscurbed. I looked out over the...

The Gardening Birds

The Gardening Birds

The seeds in secret grew, extending their tender roots out into the dark earth beneath my wandering feet. Unaware, I went about my work, tending to the garden. A brave sprout first appeared by the fence, popping up to take a look around. She must have sent a signal to...

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