Four years ago, a still unknown someone gifted me a writer’s retreat at Laity Lodge in the Texas Hill Country. I got the call while sitting outside at a nursing home with my mom who had just been diagnosed with a brain tumor following a fall. The only workshop still open was a poetry […]
Breathe When heaven’s spotlight beams upon your stillness, I reach out and touch… just to be sure. Word Count: 16 All the One Word Less for Lent 2015 posts are bundled here. In the stillness, Sandy
The psychodogs take less than two minutes to relieve themselves before they beg to come back in. It’s still dark when I step outside. I catch my breath and imagine ice crystals forming around my lungs. I try to guess the temperature as the garage door creaks upward in protest. I slip my jacket sleeves over […]
He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down. ~Psalm 104:19 (NIV) In the stillness, Sandy with Barbie and Lisha #GiveMeGrace
The moon drops into the west like a giant grapefruit this morning, while the storm’s eye focuses on the eastern coastline. My dad calls to remind me that this hurricane carries my name, and I’m already unsettled enough about that. I cringe every time I hear “my” name . . . I’m writing over at […]
I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, Moon and stars mounted in their settings. Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do you bother with us? Why take a second look our way? ~Psalm 8:3-4 (Message) The brightness woke me the other night, so I rose to take […]
Hushed by the moon hanging big in the western morning sky. Going deep. Deeper. Deeper still. What have you seen lately that hushed you? Do share. Get the details at the Still Saturday tab above. Link up a photo, grab a button, and let’s be still together.