A threshold awaits. Once Dreamer’s quintuple bypass surgery is scheduled, we spend an anxious week teetering on this sobering, irreversible borderline. “Open heart surgery,” a former O.R. nurse tells us, “is a death experience." To mend his heart, they will stop his heart. I’m facing my biggest fear: losing my husband of almost … [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.
Spokane glitters, a city between storms. A City on Ice — as I am, waiting alone for the nurse’s update. Just down the hall, contrast dye seeps through my husband’s … [Read More...]
Centerpiece: A landing place for the jaded gaze A scenic interruption of the mundane A visual invitation For 10 glorious days Maui offered us multiple, … [Read More...]
Longing: What does it want from me? This insistent ache, at night, weighting the chest like an X-ray apron. This unfocused energy, jangling as a florescent tube on … [Read More...]