A place to find encouragement for the journey, color for nourishment, rainbows in the wilderness.

May 15, 2020

If nothing changes as a result of the times we are in, then we will have suffered in vain.

I think each of us can agree upon that. No matter our ideology or religion, our philosophy or agenda, we all possess wisdom enough to see the truth in this. 

Because things DO have...

May 8, 2020

Just as we all speak, we all write. Through life and seasons, some more than others. Writing is a common experience. We connect to one another more deeply because of it. Pulling out our insides for examination and exposure through our ability to express what we find th...

May 1, 2020

I think we can all agree life is a learning experience, and to that end, I also think we can all agree we’ve learned something from being in quarantine this year, both the good and bad.

Inasmuch as we live in a society where mostly everyone has something to say and beli...

April 18, 2020

The smell of bacon and coffee invigorated the chilly air this morning as I stepped outside, bringing the scents of our kitchen with me. My husband was cooking. Warm familiarity seemed to blanket the front porch and green grass in the same way the overnight frost had, s...

April 7, 2020

When I’m with him I feel productive. I can’t turn my mind off. When I sit down to spend time with him, to simply soak in his presence, there is so much of him, I can’t stop the ideas that come into my head, as if whispered to me for direction. It happens that way somet...

March 25, 2020

God never asks us to believe him blindly. There may be circumstances in which we are asked to have faith in the darkness but it is in those places we are equipped with the ability to discern. Our sight may be cloudy. It may be unclear. But we are able to make out enoug...

March 14, 2020

You may not be able to tell from the way grocery store shelves look these days, but people are being nicer to each other right now. They may be hoarding, but they are doing it kindly, for the most part. They may be thinking of themselves, but it is with mostly reluctan...

March 13, 2020

Maybe you felt it today as if you moved on a planet tilted abnormally on its axis. As if the sun was eclipsed and light seemed less hopeful. As if you were living a day on the set of The Twilight Zone and listening hard enough could reveal a strange, instrumental melod...

February 14, 2020

It’s 5 degrees and I’m squatting down in a stall filled with hay milking a goat. Something I never thought I’d have to do again.

Goats are my narrative. Still. I don’t want them to be but I can’t help it and the universe seems to be conspiring against me. If it wer...

February 10, 2020

I gave the goat a hot bath in my guest bathroom. What else could I do? I couldn’t leave her to die in the cold if I could help it.

She was new but already fluffy black when I’d found her, along with a small brown sister, standing inside a dog Igloo in a stall in the bar...

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