I wasn’t on duty that night. It was summer, 1967. Our hospital’s leading surgeon strode into the office, flipped off the paging switch, ripped the unit from the wall, then stalked away. A broken circuit. A bent plug. A whiff of char. My friend, running switchboard, stared at the metal-tipped cord meant to connect Dr. E. with … [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.
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 … [Read More...]
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...]