Thanks for dropping by.
I’m Laurie, child of God, wife, mother, grandmother, friend.
I’m also a recovering perfectionist, committed to staying awake and engaged with life, God, others, and this bruised and beautiful planet.
Want to join me?
For starters, we could:
- Scout beauty amid everyday tumbling-down life
- Tap into wonder
- Respond together to God’s grace (I can’t live without it)
Though sometimes I still try.
Maybe we’ve met?
Perhaps we’ve already connected through my praise chorus, “I Love You, Lord.” Forty-two years ago, weary and bone-lonely, I wrote that little song while our first child slept.
People around the world still sing Let me be a sweet, sweet sound in Your ear.
I write this blog twice a month with the same hope.
A lifelong “creative” with a growing contemplative streak, I’ve switched hats more often than hobos in a vaudeville skit: songwriter, artist, actress, mime, clown, storyteller, teacher, poet, director, editor.
And now, blogger/scribe.
What you’ll find here
Soul mimosas. A place to pause. Muse. Savor refreshment.
Watch for glimpses of nature and surprising ways it brings us news of its Maker. Music. Occasional guided meditations and prayers.
How it might help
You work hard. You juggle more balls with each change you and your loved ones encounter, each alteration in health or career. Each learning curve technology imposes upon our already-full days.
Let’s help each other dial back urgency. Tune out clamor. Make time to immerse in God, and emerge refreshed.
- Hope deferred: Next Option, Please
- Chosen Again: Moonshadow Day
- Waiting Grace, Hearts on Ice
- Sigh, Sigh, Sigh (and Stay Alive!)
- Kyrie Eleison: Seeking Mercy
- Windfall: Urgent, Instant, Demanding Joy
- What to do with Yearning
- Learn to Sing out on a Limb
Ways to connect
I hope you’ll subscribe! One click plus your first name typed into the sidebar (top right) sends an email to your Inbox asking you to confirm your subscription. Once you do, a bi-monthly email alerts you to new posts.
I enjoy reading and responding to your comments, which you can do here on the blog, or privately (when you re-open the post in your email and hit “Reply”).
Connecting around what is true and beautiful opens our souls to refreshment. We nudge up against wonder, and time telescopes.
Curiosity kicks in.
Enriched, grateful, our spirits brim.
And here’s the truth: “[Those] who refresh others will [themselves] be refreshed” (Pr. 11:25).