Last Sunday we went to an old fashioned hymn sing. It was fun and stretching. It’s been a good long time since I sat in a Soprano section and forced my voice into some of those other-worldly octaves. Oh but it was fun. Singing those old songs, the ones that we just all know for… Continue reading The Lord Bless You and Keep You.
“Love bears all things.” In the greek the word bear is stego, it literally means a thatch roof. In other words love is a roof. Love is a roof? I sat there with the book I was reading open on my lap like I’d just been slapped upside the head. A roof shelters us, it… Continue reading Love is a Roof
Last fall when I started really yearning to try new things both physical and mental I got the idea of taking a parkour lesson. If you don’t know what parkour is, think ninja warrior; a lot of jumping, rolling and climbing up stuff. There’s something about it that really appeals to the action star trapped inside… Continue reading Parkour
For several years now I’ve thought about practicing Lent. Instead of waiting until it’s already started this year I decided to be proactive. how, exactly, do you even practice it? I kind of landed on three things I could do to make the season more introspective. Give up something I really love. Don’t eat meat… Continue reading Be Courageous
Toward the end of last week and the beginning of this current week I began to notice my anxiety rising, and my loneliness getting bigger. I’m sure that some of it has to do with a lack of vitamin D (come on sun, just a little bit of blue sky) and I have definitely been… Continue reading Small Steps Again…
Years ago before alzheimer’s disease came and invaded my grammy’s brain she loved movies. She also loved books. If I had to guess I’d say she loved story. I spent a lot of time following her around blabbering about the plot of some book I was reading, and she always listened patiently (something I find a little… Continue reading The Power of Story
I went for a jog today. It was brutal. I’m fairly certain I could have walked faster then the pace I was managing. But I’m running in a race in March so I kept putting one shaky foot in front of the other. Recently in a book I read this quote: “Don’t be afraid of… Continue reading The Smallness of Beginnings