Sudden Changes and Slow Work

Everything can change so suddenly. About 11 p.m. on December 22, after a day of holiday visits with family, my kind and generous stepfather fell asleep behind the wheel, veered off the road and hit a tree head on. It was a powerful impact. He broke both arms, shattered a portion of his left leg. …

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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, …

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 …