Resilience: After eating together, Dreamer and I update the blank book we use as a gratitude journal. As we verbalize and record the day's visitations of grace, our threadbare souls experience modest repair. We are coping with holes in our lives. Sometimes we feel worn as ancient parchment: our moods uneven, our hopes brittle and … [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.
If only . . . it hadn't happened. Today, I wake up grieved by Wednesday's violence in our nation's capitol—only to be further dismayed by the media's name-calling … [Read More...]
In 1865, William Chatterton Dix, manager at a Glasgow insurance company, fell desperately ill: depression, raging infection, isolation— this man, dedicated to … [Read More...]
Giving Thanks: Ah, dear-to-me friends, despite multiple, escalating crises—worldwide— I still believe ever-present mercy invites us to give thanks. So, … [Read More...]