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chapters 3 + 4: short assignments + shitty first drafts

a continuing project of reading and writing through Ann Lamott’s bird by bird chapter 3: short assignments- Take things bird by bird and lighten up; write whatever you can see … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

lionel’s words of magic

It was the morning of Lionel’s very first day of Kindergarten, and he was scared.  Butterflies fluttered in his tummy, his legs felt wobbly like jello, and his heart beat … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

you’re marvelous

Intervene Lord. Open my eyes; I’m so blind to the unseen of what lies beneath the surface of people’s behavior and words.  Intervene and open my eyes so that I … Continue reading

January 6, 2011 · Leave a comment


The smell of urine stained the sidewalks that were cracked and miserable.  There was noise in the people walking by, the crackling noise of snow on a broken television set … Continue reading

August 10, 2010 · 3 Comments

stepping stones

Stepping stones . . . I’m a girl hopping across the sea, stepping gingerly on the backs of ancient sea turtles that emerge from the water one by one.  Their … Continue reading

April 16, 2010 · 3 Comments

eden ii

We were standing on a cliff, overlooking the tremendous waterfall that roared and crashed into a placid pool below.  We jumped off into a dive with our arms spread wide.  … Continue reading

March 4, 2010 · 2 Comments

my eden

2.8.10  monday This evening while I was praying for people, declaring protection and asking for healing, there was an abrupt urgency to stop, and rest in Him.  I stopped with … Continue reading

February 15, 2010 · 5 Comments