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Encouraging Words

  • in praise of Luna

    February 6, 2015


    A few nights ago I sat down to watch one of the Harry Potter films with Taylor as a reward for completing his reading…

  • one bright light

    January 17, 2015

    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

    – Martin Luther King, Jr.,…

  • the broken beautiful

    July 17, 2014

    Last December I read a fascinating article about the Japanese art of Kintsugi (also referred to as Kintsukuroi)– which is the tradition of fixing…

  • Drop by Drop

    May 12, 2014

    The day after Mother’s Day.

    A morning in which we awaken after a day of praise and adulation and get back to work as usual….

  • an anthem & an education

    March 19, 2014

    You call me out upon the waters
    The great unknown
    Where feet may fail
    And there I find you in the mystery
    In oceans deep
    My faith will stand


  • Frozen Blossoms

    October 25, 2013

    In the early spring of this year, we had a span of beautiful, mild weather. The sun came out, the snow melted.  After a…

  • Forget Me Not

    April 12, 2013

    I’m tired. I’m worn. My heart is heavy.

    Lyrics from a Tenth Avenue North song that ring true in my life right now.

    I am…

  • A Letter to a Friend

    April 10, 2013

    Dear Emily,

    You have been on my mind so much as of late. Even though hundreds of miles and several states separate us physically, I…

  • Surrender

    March 11, 2013

    For the last couple of decades of my life, I have had an uneasy relationship with the story of the young rich man spoken…