Another River, Another Prayer

The Ocean Calls Her Rivers Home. Oregon, 2014.  Another Thin Place Does fresh water, running towards the sea, stretch a place thin*?  I’ve written before (more than once) about Laity Lodge and the tranquility that inhabits the air on the campus along the banks of the Frio river.  Last week, my husband and I visited Oregon to watch […]

Weekend Reflection: Delighted!

My Own Little Dream Come True (This verse gives me pause, because we’ve all had times, haven’t we, when the desire of the heart eluded us?  But today, I choose to rejoice. ) Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 (NASB) It’s the weekend. Around […]


  I’ve Wearied Myself I’m an expert at complicating things. I like to have plans, you see. And plans are better, aren’t they, with a contingency plan or two or six? Well of course. If it’s worth planning, it’s worth planning well, no? If it’s worth doing, it’s worth my best, right? Um, wrong.  There are plenty […]

For a Time Such as This

Sawyer, Elaine, Cadence. North Shore, Oahu. May, 2012.  Threads in the Tapestry“Offer the bread to the person beside you, then serve yourself.” “Place the bread on your plate first, then pick it up and take a bite. Even when you’re really hungry.”“Don’t butter the whole piece of bread. Instead, break off a small piece, butter […]

Why I Need to be at Laity Lodge’s Writers Retreat

Running Our Boat on the Ocean. July 3, 2009. A Top Ten List A bunch of my good friends over at The High Calling are heading off to this amazing retreat next month. And they’re giving away a seat at the event! I really, really, really want to attend. (And I need to: good writers […]