Word Kitsch

Kitsch is defined as low-brow style of mass produced art.  I think it describes something much more entertaining when it comes to the art of putting words and meanings together.  It’s silly and fun. A particularly corny idea came to me the other morning… I dabble at arts and crafts and there is a piece…

Pause

to sit at the ocean’s edge comforted by the rise and fall of each breath of God… peace

On The Road Again

  Soon I will become a traveler. In October I will give up my apartment for the open road. We live in a time when quite often members of a family live in different areas of the country or even world.  I looked up from my everyday list of things to do and realized that…

Through Dark Valleys

Originally posted on Hughs Wordquilts:
? ? (Remembering Mary Ellen Townsend Harris, 1911-2016) The ancient psalmist wrote, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil:  for you are with me; your rod and your staff–they comfort me.”  (Psalm 23:4 NRSV) Paul’s death was the darkest valley Mary had been through.  Her…

Seasons

This year in Texas our winter was very short. Some have commented we didn’t have one at all. I think of it as having a delightfully long Spring. Seasons in life aren’t always as we expect them to be either. As April fades to memory May ushers in a change of season again for me….

Riding the Wave

I don’t have time to find a picture this morning. I feel like I’m living life on a surf board trying to stay ahead of (or with?) the wave. I don’t know how surfing works but that is the mental image that comes to mind when I do an internal status check. Balance! That’s a…

Put the phone down.

I have let this device take over my life. It was an insidious coup. But today I am reclaiming my leadership in the territory.  I found a remarkable little feature, tucked quietly in the back corner of my settings menu, called “Downtime”. It allows me the ability to turn off the cacophony of notifications while…

Remembering

“When you’re dreaming with a broken heart the waking up is the hardest part. You roll out of bed and down  on your knees and for a moment you can hardly breathe…” John Mayer’s poignant song Dreaming With A Broken Heart came across my Pandora feed this afternoon.  The entire song brings back memories of…

Living Within/Believing Beyond

“Can’t you just get a solid, inexpensive used car?” That is a common response to my choice of not replacing my vehicle with another one. Going from driving to taking Uber is a paradigm shift…and it requires knowing how to use the clutch. It does help me live within my means more effectively, even as…

How To Get There From Here

January 1 starts with a bang…car crash totals my car while stopped at a traffic light on the way to church.  Happy New Year! I am grateful for the year of excellent service my, now totaled, 2016 Chevy Cruze provided!  My first new car I ever bought by myself wasn’t just transportation. It symbolized overcoming…