When We Went Down to the River to Pray

[From the archives. I’m on my way back to the river today.] And Talk. And Sing. And Eat. And Rest. Sunday night, late, my dear husband picked me up at LAX. He even parked the car and came inside to meet me at the baggage claim, which I  claim as a love offering. So how was […]

Weekend Reflection: Look Up

Little Ones Always Look Up. Daphne Kate. December, 2013. Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26 (NASB) It’s the weekend. […]

Weekend Reflection: Dawn’s Silent Voice

[I’m so grateful to my friend Bob Coller, who graciously permitted me to share this glorious photo. He’s got mad photographic skills–and a generous heart.] Listen. Just listen.  The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. 2 Day to day pours forth speech, And […]

My Lunch With the Clowns, 2002

Cadence and Ayden, Clowning Around. January, 2012. A Peculiar Blindness I knew exactly where to find the vendors’ lounge at the Los Angeles County Fair. After all, we’d had a booth there for several years. Sure, we’d moved to a new building this year, but all four exhibit halls were identical, right? Or so I […]

Patience, Grasshopper

Green Grasshopper The Incredible Sweetness of Being, Part Three I’m up and away from my desk, waiting as my husband installs a bookcase that he’s renewed with care for my use. Wandering onto the front deck. I breathe deeply of the winter air, not-too-chilly in California. I glance at the spent tomato plants, their cages […]