Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thank you!

I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks to anyone who reads this, and particularly those who took a moment or two to comment on the last 2 posts! It was so fun to read about "little things" other than my own, and I was very encouraged to receive some feedback on the poem. I am not much of a creative writer, so posting poems always feels a little like sticking my neck on a chopping block! :-)

So... thank you!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Winter branches hover
silent and still,
achingly bare...

Are they not weary?
Are they not cold?
Are they not waiting
to be clothed anew in green?

Even so, perhaps they are in some way

To whisper the truth
that we are ALL waiting...

and that it is better to be bare for a time
than to be false.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Little things

Here are a few "little" (read: maybe not so little) things that have been bringing me a lot of joy lately...

- crisp, cool days
- running on slightly crunchy snow
- running at all
- cranberry-apple juice
- good conversation
- hearing or reading poetry from friends
- God's presence in the community of His people
- home-cookin', a la Susan
- colorful, noodley stews that create plenty of leftovers
- Monday's bus commute
- Theology 501 with Dr. Buschart
- comic interludes in serious meetings

I'm sure there are more...

I know I've got at least a few readers out there... what are some of these little things for you?

Breathe in...

postcard from the Moores
& my favorite furry friend -
silly snow-loving critter, so excited!
i miss her.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Breathe out...

Favorite pen, favorite place.
Tattered Cover Colfax
Denver, CO

Good place for a 200th post, don't you think?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

on worship.

"God wouldn't be GOD if we could always understand Him. The One whose ways are not our ways does not have to make sense to us."

~ Marva J. Dawn - In the Beginning, God

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Breathe in...

Glad for a little congruence...
it's been snowing in my soul for days.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Breathe out...

Fake fire, real coffee, real questions.
I can deal with 2 out of 3...