Look Up and Live

A_Lisha

“There is an indefinable mysterious power that pervades everything, I feel it though I do not see it. It is this unseen power which makes itself felt and yet defies all proof, because it is so unlike all that I perceive through my senses. It transcends the senses.” – Mahatma Gandhi All winter long I’ve […]

When Beauty Brightens

A_Holly

“Let us not look for you only in memory, Where we would grow lonely without you. You would want us to find you in presence, Beside us when beauty brightens, When kindness glows And music echoes eternal tones.” -John O’Donohue My mom has been gone a year now. Yet, there are rigid corners of my […]

Into the Woods

M_Holly

I walk to the woods gathering sticks I gaze skyward, past the lace fringed leaves to the bluing dome bubbling higher and sometimes, all I manage is to place one foot in front of the other Each foot sinks into –is buoyed by– ancient humus complex and simple it holds the forest to its moorings […]

Was Jesus Successful?

J_Idelette

“What are you most afraid of?” She aimed the question at me right in the midst of our conversation. I thought she was asking a rhetorical question—not really expecting an answer from me—but she kept quiet and her eyes rested on me. I was visiting Dorothea at her apartment on a Wednesday morning in the […]

One Word 365: Have You Chosen Yours?

ONEWORD

Presence. This was my One Word for 2014. It was the word I had prayed about through December 2013 and a word I felt God was asking me to lean into. And it made sense to me; I had been living at a pace I couldn’t keep up with, over-scheduling both myself and my family, […]