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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....
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...
Even in The Darkness

Even in The Darkness

Night had come and settled in, the stars obscured by clouds. I gathered my book and tea and cozied myself on the couch. The ringing of my phone jarred my tranquility: it was sad news. Now, the night felt ominous, foreboding. “Why do we have to suffer?” I...
Be My Gardener

Be My Gardener

I bought sunflowers to plant along the garden fence. Their cheery faces would be a nice addition, I thought. Gently, I removed one out of its plastic container. Its roots had been constrained —growing in a circle. Carefully, I  opened them up. “There you go....
The Potter’s Love

The Potter’s Love

I ate my lunch in the garden under the warm noon sun. A few feet away, two hummingbirds took turns tasting the delphiniums. “I envy them, God,” I said. “They live their lives according to the instincts you created. They don’t fall short of your plans for them. ”I...