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Lovely

This is for you sweet friend. You know who you are, a song bird from heaven that can never be caged. There was always this liberating sound within you, and long ago it started to make an entrance into this world. Now it pours out of you like great water rushing through holes in a broken dam. It is an endless stream from an endless sea. Psalms 23: 1 says The Lord… Read More

Thief

It’s there lurking in your pocket, purse or hand. You never leave home without it. It’s always close. You let it inside of your most valuable moments. You take it to the bathroom. It’s there when you brush your hair. You place it next to your bed as you sleep or, make love. You take it on dates. Dinners for two are now dinners for four. It’s near to you when you… Read More

Helpless Humanity

What makes a person so able to destroy another life? I am going to tell you the answer. It’s not evil, although it is evil to do so. It’s not demons or anger or jealousy. The main cause is the thinking or thoughts of a person. The Germans thinking that the Jews were not people were able to act in horrible ways. Imagine being the mother holding your baby, both naked in… Read More

Dandy

If I were a dandelion the world would see me as a weed. Until someone came along and took a closer look. Then they would see, I am vibrant in colour, prolific in nature, and nutritiously life giving. The majority does not determine the truth . You cannot just exterminate me, because to you, I am not growing where I am supposed to grow. Powerful…. Like a dandelion, you must pull me… Read More

The healing

October, 2015 When my eyes opened I had a strong sense that the day wouldn’t go as planned. My aunt and I had plans to visit Nokomis Beach, and maybe do some shopping. My feet were jolted awake by the cold tiled floor as I wandered out into her living room. My Aunt was bustling around in the kitchen to my right. “Good Morning” she said with her toothy smile. Her fingers… Read More

lifeless

August 13, 2003 21 years old, I had an abortion. I was 12 weeks pregnant, despite the ultrasound, her heart beating with life, I killed my own child. I woke up in a chair, a nurse feeding me cookies, telling me to rub my stomach so clots would come out of my womb. Lifeless. Everything was numb. I realized then that I was dead. I was always dead and I just didn’t… Read More

Coffee

When I was a little girl, my Dad would give me a thimble sized cup of coffee, or he would scoop up some of his own coffee in a creamer container. To me, it was a small taste of adulthood. Coffee was a warm invitation to maturity and comfort. Through this, coffee became for me, a rich connection point over long talks and sunny mornings. When my age crept into the double… Read More

Enough

Empty, one use left. My inclination is to squander its use, and save it. Then a liberating thought comes to my heart. At this moment I get to use it. At this moment I will embrace what I have for at this moment I have enough. Instead of allowing my future lack in the next moment to overcome me, I allow the joy of enough to blossom. I am willing to embrace… Read More

Free

1023, on a weekday, I was sitting in the kitchen drinking too much coffee. Our daughter picked up her stuffed tan dog and started dancing around the kitchen waving it in the air. Wearing nothing but her diaper she joyfully staggered around on her little toddler feet. Everything was more Beautiful because of her. My mother heart felt as though it was swelling rapidly with wonder, love and appreciation. Her vibrancy astounds… Read More

Linoleum Lands

The linoleum presses against my knees, and when I open up my eyes the kitchen table sits in my field of view. I am kneeling down at the throne of God in faith. My hope is in you oh God. My hope is that your kingdom would permeate throughout the spaces of my body, mind, soul, spirit, life, relationships, job and all the other places I haven’t thought of. Hope is the… Read More

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