Archives for September 2013

No order of difficulty in miracles

His office door stood ajar; always open, he has told us again and again. And so I didn’t even bother to knock, just barged right in, plopped down in the familiar chair across from where he sat hunched over, grading papers, and placed—OK, possibly slammed–the big, blue book down on his desk. He peered up […]

In my defenselessness my safety lies

“You who feel threatened by this changing world, its twists of fortune and its bitter jests, its brief relationships and all the ‘gifts’ it merely lends to take away again; attend this lesson well. The world provides no safety. It is rooted in attack, and all its ‘gifts’ of seeming safety are illusory deceptions. It […]

Choose once again, and again …

I found a big black spider in my bathroom yesterday, hiding in plain view. It stood in freeze-frame against the eggshell-blue wall, like a prisoner making a break for it, suddenly caught in a roaming strobe-light beam. I sighed.  After all, we’d talked about this. Not me and this particular spider, perhaps, but I’d definitely […]

True prayer

We had traveled only an exit or two when my husband’s cell phone, resting in the vehicle beverage well between us, sounded a sharp alarm. Weather alert, he said, glancing down at it. No surprise there. We had spent the day moving my daughter back to college in Colorado Springs. While unpacking the supplies from […]