Dandelion Seeds

  He said, “Gram’s, I picked this for you.” One small outstretched hand held one dandelion that had seen better days. No longer green– Its golden petals were now full of white powdered seeds. “Do you want me to blow it,” he said, with large three-year-old eyes that still see the wonder of God’s creation. “Yes, Emmitt, blow it.” “Watch Granny,” he said, as he … Continue reading Dandelion Seeds

I Bet You Have

Have you ever heard the Dawn awaken? The calm? Cascading down your soul When morning walks in When the robins sing And the dogwoods bloom And speak your name To welcome you? I bet you have. Have you ever thought of coffee plants with waxy leaves and cherry beans when you drink your first cup?  Or pictured tea from a special garden where hands in … Continue reading I Bet You Have

Wholly Illuminated

This week while scrolling through social media I read a meme (below) that described my week or parts of my whole existence. The meme, along with the raw words written by a friend, pierced me. Her vulnerability at that moment ministered to me. It went to a place in my soul that needed a bandage. It helped me cry. I believe there is rainwater from … Continue reading Wholly Illuminated

Retribution

I am seeing an ostomy nurse who specializes in patients with acute and chronic “wound” care. Things in the natural often mimic things in the spirit. Wounds and pain are funny things. They have layers. They have smells and degrees of infection and pus. They can be covered up with a Band-Aid or douched in ointments, but if they keep getting infected, they never heal … Continue reading Retribution

Ten Plus Things Not to Say to Sick People and Why

Before you get to the meat of the message below, I want to voice that I believe Our Father is Big enough to heal any manner of sickness and disease, and one day He will! We must teach the next generation to care for His fantastic earth and the food we grow. I believe our children’s children will grieve over plastic, toxins, the way food … Continue reading Ten Plus Things Not to Say to Sick People and Why

Pink Cotton Candy

“There’s always a time to shine,” she said, curling her bottom lip.“You need to let the light shoot out of your hair like cracked eggshells covered in glistening white yolks.” Sparkles. I pictured her hair standing up all over her head, illuminated and glistened like the moon draped over an armchair or a starfish on fire.She looked up at me compellingly. “What are you thinking?” … Continue reading Pink Cotton Candy

Author of the Month

  This month’s author of the month is a young man my husband and I met while searching for a nice restaurant in our area. We live in a rural area now and getting a nice dinner seemed out of the question until we landed at a locally owned BBQ place with a unique menu. After our first visit we made friends with several  staff … Continue reading Author of the Month