The Spirit’s Work in the Storm

This picture was in my memories yesterday. Storms invade, they come, they bring pain and loss. Then, the sun comes out again. They are fierce, but they do not last forever. They shape us, but there is hope in the anchoring in the midst. I was inspired to paint this. I couldn’t find a bigContinue reading “The Spirit’s Work in the Storm”

It takes a little time sometimes…

It’s the flavor of lovingly fried chicken, crumpled recipes handed down that are barely decipherable, egg salad sandwiches on Sunday nights, and the sound of green beans in a pressure cooker on Saturday afternoons. It’s in the lingering. It’s not scheduled but it’s purposefully planned. It allows space for boredom and has no space forContinue reading “It takes a little time sometimes…”

my worth is not found in who notices me

I was a really cute little kid. And then…my adult teeth came in. And then, there was the tragedy of hairstyles. I went from being noticed to “looked over” or the butt of jokes. I won’t go into the unwise choice of getting pink tinted glasses in fifth grade! After most of my childhood, gettingContinue reading “my worth is not found in who notices me”

Coming Out of the Shadows

This year: The meaning those words have is…heavy, transforming, redefining, refining. We are all emerging from the shadows as different people. We will not even be able to quantify the vast changes to our environments, communities, rules of behavior for a long while. It may left to the history books instead of our own personalContinue reading “Coming Out of the Shadows”