chase joy

When sorrow is your constant companion darkness has its own beauty.  Glimmers of light appreciated differently than can be experienced in a cloud free, cerulean sky. We are taught to fear the dark.  To watch leery for dangers that lurk in the night.  Alone in darkness is frightening.   Fear we believe in.  We live in.   … More chase joy

Dead Man Walking

Those three words freak me out. The phrase used in a prison to announce the death row inmate’s walk to the execution chamber.   If you’re old enough, this may bring to mind a soulful Sean Penn advancing down a cold, grey hall while Susan Sarandon, as the dedicated nun, grieves. At work years ago, I … More Dead Man Walking

you are more

Values shift. What once was indisposable becomes irrelevant as circumstances change. When I was in the car accident, I grew anxious when it seemed I would be hospitalized during the Thanksgiving holiday.  I was despondent at the thought I’d be in the hospital on Christmas Day.   I could not fathom being away from my small … More you are more

peace is sticky

7 x 7 How many times?   49?   He can not be serious! It has been years.   Whatever the road – east or west, curvy or straight, sloped or flat. It is exhausting. The scenery differs, but the hard thump heralding the atomic destination feels identical. Painful.  Sorrow filled.  Anger fueled. I’m so tired. … More peace is sticky

a note for julia

Julia, you don’t know me, but your life has touched many in these brief 18 years you’ve journeyed through.   Yesterday two people from two completely separate circles in my life sent messages about you, the accident and requests for prayer and God’s healing grace.  Your touch and reach in this world, though so young, says … More a note for julia