Sunday, October 8, 2017

“By then I wasn’t just asking questions; I was being changed by them. I was being changed by my prayers, which dwindled down nearer and nearer to silence, which weren’t confrontations with God but with the difficulty–in my own mind, or in the human lot–of knowing what or how to pray. Lying awake at night, […]

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.” ~ Bill Meyer I wonder, sometimes, what it was like before the era of instant communication. Tragedies happened— they’ve always happened—but we didn’t binge on the minutest details of them. We didn’t know about many of them at all. […]

Thursday, September 7, 2017

“The beginning is always today.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley I wake thinking about my writing group’s prompt for this month–fresh starts and new beginnings–and a kaleidoscope of memories run through my mind. Defining moments: some momentous, others ordinary, all heralding in a different season of life. The day I brought each of my children home from […]