Leaven — even packaged, it’s alive. (Just dormant, at present.) Like most of us, yeast needs a little warmth some food and room to grow Because I'm using dry yeast, I "proof it": Sprinkle yeast over lukewarm water Stir in sugar Dance for 10 minutes While set aside, the leaven starts … [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.
No one would choose this. Enforced seclusion for the past month (with recurring C. diff., a vile intestinal bug) resembles—viewed hopefully— a dubious Gift: … [Read More...]
Stepping out ... Quail: roughly the size of a man’s fist. Sleeping, they splay; roused, they leap into the air, like popcorn kernels hitting hot oil. The … [Read More...]
Gift? Or Riddle? Joseph wakes her, by lantern-light. “We have to go. It’s not safe here.” All Ears, their rickety donkey, snuffles. Joseph carefully settles Mary … [Read More...]