A Year of Mastery

Everyone Changes I have been all-consumed. By change. By change in the people around me. By change that changes the people around me. I feel like a movie stuntwoman who grabs onto the airplane at take-off and never quite manages to get anywhere safe. I’m just hanging on for dear life… trying to enjoy the…

#JonahMoment

Swallowed Whole The best way I can describe it was a Jonah Moment. I had been swallowed by the whale. In the belly for a long dark while. Then spit out on the sand of a foreign beach. In the land of Teaching. I tried running back into the ocean… but each time my feet…

#NotYet

I was so mad I could have spit. I remember that phrase from way back in my childhood days and I knew whenever I heard it to steer wide clear of the person who said it. Usually it was my mom. Back in the day, spitting must have been a pretty naughty thing to do.…

What We Choose

With so much freedom in my hands, sometimes I don’t know what to choose. So I don’t. And that’s a mistake. Life with children at home often necessarily dictated certain choices. Just the simple everyday tasks of living required routines and schedules and priorities chosen by all of us or some of us. I may…

Do What You Want

For a really long time, my daily prayer has started something like this: God, what do you want me to do? Should I go this way or that way? Make this decision or another? Choose this door or the other one? Turn left or turn right? When I got a little older in my prayer life,…

#Unleash #Godzilla

Why I did it I don’t know I’m not sure if it was the first construction zone dream or the second that planted the idea in my brain. Maybe both. But up until those last days of last year, I hadn’t thought to give it a try. I’ve shared the story of the nut. I’ve also…

Ironical: A Bolt!

I found a bolt yesterday while I was out for the daily walk. Ironical. Because even though I found an actual nut last year, I’ve only ever had proverbial, metaphorical bolts. Now a real one appeared in my path. More than half buried in the sandy gravel parking lot by the football field, it’s a…