Holidays, here they come . . . And I've already blown it. Big time. Boy, am I sorry. In the Christmas month when we reflect on Mary’s humble surrender to God, I unleashed an emotional vortex. Personal desolation freighted each word I spoke. In return, hard-hitting truths were spoken to me. Pain—both past and present—collided, … [Read More...]
I’m Laurie, a contemplative writer, musician and artist, who helps distracted, heart-weary people refocus on God in creative ways that spark hope and wholeness.
Gratitude — if it were a color, which one would it be today? When I spotted this Japanese Maple seedling, its assertive color stopped me. Tree bling, albeit a … [Read More...]
Path, rut, trail . . . which way next? You may recall my previous post about the Merciless Great Red Masticator (MGRM). We hired its owner to fell half our forest … [Read More...]
Amazing grace . . . Most parents I know occasionally second-guess the way they raised (or are raising) their kids. I still do. Or we regret career decisions. … [Read More...]