40 Words of Lent 2014: Day 5 (scripture sunday)

crabapple blossoms

Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. ~Matthew 20:32-34 Word Count: 40 Today’s Reading: Celebrating the wonder of rest and reflecting on […]

how do you make art?


I’m reading Emily Freeman’s book, A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live with The High Calling book club. Emily writes: Maybe you live confidently in the midst of scary situations. Maybe you are brave enough to listen, to wait, to trust. Maybe you see potential in situations and in people that […]

five minute friday: and so I write…

seth godin surprise

You’ll have to read the first part of Seth Godin’s post to get how Goldie Hawn fits into this quote. Unpredictable isn’t precisely the same as random. We can certainly make dumb choices, we can suffer from being unprepared, we can be the victim of bad judgment too. The essential thing to remember, though, is that every […]

a poetry prompt: lace


  Laced in Time A faded photograph from the old Morse School (is that the teacher?), scuffed and grayed tiny tied-together shoes, a yellowed tablecloth safety-pinned with a paper scrap– words penned in my mother-in-law’s hand, “belonged to Grandma Sandquist,”– a child’s tea set and a couple pocket watches, a birthday date book presented in […]