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Before the sun rises, when the house is quiet and dark, there is a beautiful holy silence that calls to me. It is in these hours before the sun rises that I connect the pieces of my days.

Crazy Holy Grace
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Crazy Holy Grace

There it sits, a book that was delivered to my door on October 21st. I’m not sure exactly why I ordered this book, except I love all of Buechner’s books and this one is not on my shelf. His words stop me. They captivate me. They draw me in. They remind me to pause, to...

hey there fellow gardener, yes you!
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hey there fellow gardener, yes you!

Many people we encounter in the garden immediately confess they do not have a green thumb. As if saying, “Let’s get it out of the way now and make it clear, I cannot grow things and don’t belong here”.  But interestingly, they linger, they talk about how their friends can grow things, how they love...

sharing stories
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sharing stories

What is it to follow stories, young lives pilgriming through days? Not just short bits of stories, but the stories you follow, you revisit. Stories that bring hope and inspiration. The kind of stories that spark joy, bind you to life and connect you with others. My days are inspired by the sharing of stories and...

making all things new, my every-summer read
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making all things new, my every-summer read

Henri Nouwen’s book, Making All Things New, is one of my every-summer reads. I have several books on my shelf that call out to me again and again. This is one. I love everything about this little book, the cover, the title, the sub-title, the author and the beautiful invitation. I know, when I sit...

before the sun
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before the sun

Before the sun rises, when the house is quiet and dark, there is a beautiful holy silence that calls to me. It is in these hours before the sun rises that I connect the pieces of my days. Without these moments, I am scattered and the day is blurred.  It takes time and discipline to...