On Tackling What We Resist

On Tackling What We Resist

I captured this view outside of my home a few weeks ago. When I saw its glory, I couldn’t predict its impact. For a few minutes, I kept a close vigil as magenta melted into the pink, the sky igniting in this fiery palette of other-worldliness. I paused, taking a...
Eleven

Eleven

January 8, 2017. This is eleven. I talked about her turning this age, but today, I repeat what I’ve said here before – I will never quite be able to embrace time’s passage. Eleven is inching toward grit and grace, the tween and teen years, the...
Lessons from 2016

Lessons from 2016

December offers the chance to recount and reminisce what has transpired in the string of months in a given year. I love how Instagram allows you to collage your nine “favorite” photographs in one place (if you’re interested in knowing what made your...
Almost Eleven

Almost Eleven

  Last night, I shifted through some old toys from my daughter’s closet. My eye caught the dull yellow of the faux cereal box and my fingers touched the mini-silver pots and pans and in my head I heard her five-year-old voice say, “Momma, do you want...
The Cost of Paying Attention

The Cost of Paying Attention

In the last few months, Mary Oliver’s words, “Attention is the beginning of devotion” play in surround-sound in my head. I’ve talked in-depth about paying attention, looking at the sky, finding the pulse of the sun’s rays, scouring the...
Gratitude as a Daily Practice

Gratitude as a Daily Practice

Gratitude is the understanding that many millions of things come together and live together and mesh together and breathe together in order for us to take even one more breath of air, that the underlying gift of life and incarnation as a living, participating human...