Not long ago I was teaching my son Matthew how to drive. Yikes! Here in Oregon we have many gray days and I told him that he needs to always have his headlights on even during the day. At first he was a bit cocky saying "I don't need the lights, I see just fine.… Continue reading Light to see by
The interesting thing about drifting on a river is the total surrendering of direction. I once spent a lazy afternoon drifting down the Willamette River. I knew the destination was about an hour away but I had no impact on the direction I was taken. I had to relax and go with the flow. I… Continue reading Drifting
Anyone on the other side of a 911 call knows what it is like to listen with all your might to that life line. The voice on the other end is suddenly the most precious voice of all. When life and death hang in the balance, people tend to pay attention. It's the little things… Continue reading Looking for Life
You came into my heart, Lord Jesus, A graveyard, where I lay, dead in my sin. And said “I am the Resurrection”, and A wind blew through and through me at your words As all my days rose up exposed before you. The sum of me… for you to see. A procession, a… Continue reading First Resurrection
When I was growing up in Alaska in the 70's I didn't have the best of dads. He had irrational anger and a His-Hers-and Ours blend of 8 kids. So we all learned to tip toe around him. If I made the mistake of walking in the living room during one of his shows, he would point… Continue reading Under the radar.
So I was watching the pilot movie to the TV show Kung Fu yesterday and it was just as I remembered. Caine talked too slow. But aside from that annoyance was the story. I was reminded of what it means to be a student under a master. Master Kan told young Caine that in the… Continue reading Kung Fu too?
Perfume Do you ever wonder why people say "This stinks" when something bad happens? We never say "this smells good," when something good happens, (unless it involves bacon.) 😉 Our sense of smell is the one most connected to memories. We can be anywhere and even after decades, a smell will trigger a memory.… Continue reading Well, this stinks!
Daily Prompt: Blanket The word at the Y in the road. How can a single word evoke opposite meaning solely based on one's perspective? The headlines hit the cold sidewalk newsstands that a blanket of snow had gripped the city... thousands without power! Ignorance is bliss, for miles away in a mountain snow lodge, I… Continue reading From birth to death
Daily Prompt: Roots It's easy to find dirt and rocks. They are everywhere. When it comes to life, not so easy to see. We have all heard how someone will "find the dirt" on an opponent in a political race. Having survived this last year, I have seen plenty of mud tossed around. If you… Continue reading Digging for dirt
Ok, Let's talk about gray. I always looked at the color gray as being in between black and white. Life is not black and white. Neither is the middle. We often swing between opposites. I was once painting my bathroom for my daycare kids to use and I chose canary yellow and purple. I must have… Continue reading Between two colors