Nursery Magic: When Being is Enough

A stillness blankets the nursery while I rock baby to sleep. The sliding rocker glides back and forth as she nestles sweetly in my arms, her tiny hand fingering folds of flannel. In this moment, we don’t have to be anyone or do anything except rock. In this moment, we are enough—baby and Grammy, soothsaying away …

The Fallow Ground of Creativity

Have you ever noticed that dry times tend to follow a creative project? I know I have. I can be on such an artistic roll painting or writing or songwriting, and then I finish the piece and my creativity comes to a screeching halt. I often experience these odd, unproductive times after a flood of …

Rest

“There is a rest for the people of God.” I’ve spent seasons of my life working feverishly towards goals...establishing ministries, building businesses, acquiring educational degrees. Yet this season is different. Why? Is it because I’m wiser? I hope so, but I think it’s more than wisdom attained. With each passing year, the message of Psalm …

Repose Country Style

Repose: calm, quiet, stop…ceasing from life's have to's; taking the time to reflect; spending time with life-long friends. This is my personalized definition of repose. I need these times of removal from my typical life because they provide perspective. This week's agenda? I'm visiting my best friend and her family in Colbert, Washington. Indulge me …