Big Times in my Small Town

Small changes and small stories have been playing on the radio here in Westcliffe.  Here's a sample from last year's work.

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Walking Beside

A year ago today, we said goodbye to Maci and sat with her, stroking her sweet head, until her heart stopped. Maci was the kind of dog who didn't mind walking at just your pace on a leash. Before I ever knew her, she had won a showmanship ribbon at the county fair. She was …

Heart to Earth

Today I wanted four legs to curl up underneath me, rest my head on the floor and sigh. This act, this slow and delicate ballet, requiring a certain nimblenss of joints and spirit, a particular depth of soul and spaciousness of body, this would be the way of entering the day entirely as myself. Yesterday, …

Found Wanting

What do I want? That's gotta be a trick question. Here's a little story about listening to my dreams. It was inspired by  the lovely community on A Beautiful Mess.

In which I notice how Starbucks looks like Jesus

Dear brothers and sisters at American Family Association,      Thanks for taking the time to share your dissatisfaction with Starbucks’ position on diversity when it comes to same sex marriage. It’s clear you care about marriage, and I believe you want to see families and communities thrive.      That said, I respectfully disagree with your …

Walk on

Oswald Chambers had a good word based on Isaiah 40:31: " There is no thrill in walking; it is the test of all the stable qualities.... God does not say--Be Spiritual, but--'Walk before Me.'" In other words, we aren't made to live in the stratosphere of spiritual or emotional or physical experience. Most of life …