I’m Taking Back My Tulips!

Relinquishing A Wound Yesterday at the grocery store I dared to admire the tulips. Audaciously waiting just inside the front door, they stood like trollops draped in shades of  Easter candy: babycheek pink, duckling yellow, Lladró lavender. Stems held the blooms erect above their brazen leaves. Not even one proud tulip bowed toward her nourishing soil. Glory, I thought as […]

Weekend Reflection: New

  17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind. 18 “But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem for rejoicing And her people for gladness. Isaiah 65:17-18 (NASB) It’s the weekend. Around here we remove our shoes and tour the stillness.  Start […]

Of Rotten Onions and Redemption

  All Those Layers Somewhere along the way, you may have been taught that onions don’t belong in the refrigerator. Well, I’m here today to testify: they don’t. Okay–here’s the thing. Habitually, I put an onion in the fridge for some hours before I peel it to reduce its impact on my tear ducts. And last […]

Weekend Reflection: Brand New

  Rachael, Carly, Ayden. August 3, 2008 Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 (NASB) It’s the weekend. Around here we remove our shoes and tour the stillness. Start with Sandra […]


A First Thing It’s the image in my mind when I awaken, these days. A small child, perhaps age three, sits in the corner and listens. Bigger people are talking about some fantastic destination: Maybe a tropical beach. Maybe the zoo. Maybe Disneyland. The child–let’s say a boy, with blue eyes and straw hair–sits and listens […]