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Saboteur or Muse?

Just create.
Just do it.
Make something.
It doesn’t have to be perfect.
It doesn’t even have to be any good.
It’s the act of creating that matters, 144 more words


Messy, Pretty, Good

There’s paint spattered on the wall, a greenish blue ocean color.

A canvas a while ago, I was intent on the texture of sky and sea,  large brush strokes, attacking white canvas…until I got it right.   393 more words

Innocence & Authenticity

A beautiful connection exists between authenticity and innocence – something miraculous at this intersection of purity and reality. I think, perhaps, worth exploring…


I watch the little boy looking for it intently, and as soon as his pudgy, little hand grabs for it, I know exactly for what he’s reaching… 977 more words

Redbirds & Survivorships

Lean In

This summer I read Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In. It’s all about women in the workplace, especially in executive positions. Overall it was an interesting, and sometimes depressing, read. 857 more words

The Everyday Ordinary

Of Course God Takes Good Care of Me

(The story of Abigail Delp written by Mary Alysse Dodds)

I felt like curling up in a back office and crying. I texted my husband from my office at the swine vet. 619 more words

True Stories


After the storm departed, the sky looked like the color of surrender. Fingers of sunlight touched the tops and edges of trees coated in heavy, wet snow. 784 more words

Creative Nonfiction

Giving Up Greatness - an Ash Wednesday sermon on Mark 9:30-37

Mark 9:30-37

It’s time for a little bit of pastor confession.  Will you hear it for me?  Here it goes – I go back and forth on this whole idea of “giving something up for Lent.”  I wasn’t raised with it in my family or early church up-bringing.  1,408 more words