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Some days I feel overwhelmed with the varying thoughts of humanity regarding God. They seem to speak of all that is required of us rather than directing our thoughts towards all that God has done. These thoughts lead to a place where I feel like I am desperately failing. These thoughts weigh me down. On one particular day I had felt heavy due to a darkly religious Facebook post someone wrote. This… Read More

July 4th, 2020 I was standing at the kitchen sink when my 2 year old daughter approached me. Her outstretched hand was facing palm up. I think it was her right hand. She appeared to be handing me something. I made an exclamatory response and said “for me!” She responded that yes it was for me. I played along. I reached out with both my hands and grasped the invisible thing. “Thank… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no distance I cannot travel with your waves beneath my feet. Your spirit carries me across the mountains, prairies, and the seas. I stand upon the ocean, and I stare into it’s depths. I see the whale you have created majestic and immense. You are the very notes upon these waters. Jesus, you are the sound. The rhythm of your water laps continually upon this ground. I hear you. I… Read More