Thursday, March 30, 2017

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost..”

~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


I’ve been awake since a ridiculous hour. The stillness of morning an opportunity to reflect on all manner of things, ensuring that I won’t fall back asleep, so I give in to my wakefulness.

I pray, read, wrangle words, make plans, change plans, wrestle with pain in my back, and wonder if it’s too early to grind beans for coffee.

The day begins.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I run out of words to describe your incredible photos, Linda.

    1. Thanks so much for your encouraging words, Karen.

  2. Never too early to grind beans for coffee! I was awake once this week at about 2:00 am…I did not have to grind, but I did make coffee. I figured as long as I was wide awake, I may as way get productive. But it stinks when I have to go to work that day and then I start to hit the wall around lunchtime.

    1. One of the greatest blessings of this stage in my life is not having to get up and go to work after a sleepless night. I remember that torture very well!

  3. It’s never too early for coffee . Have you tried yoga for your back . Please don’t freak out and think I’m talking mumbo jumbo . Check out Barbra Curry dvds really gentle yoga and it does reduce stiffness have a go .

    1. Thank you, Cherry. While I do have a back issue, that’s not what’s sidelined me right now,

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