The Seed & The Soul | Week 1 |Putting In Work

After the genius light bulb goes off in your mind, then comes the work. Wouldn’t it be nice if the moment you thought of a great idea –poof!– it appeared?? As with anything in life, we must put in work. There is the preparation and research phase, the gathering supplies phase, planning and finally actually…

The Seed & The Soul | Not I, A Gardener?

Ahh…the moment you have that one great idea. I should start a garden, on my patio. My 8 x 10 back patio in Maryland, that is. I’m sure we’ve all had those moments when a “great” idea kept coming to you and appeared a lot less complex in theory, than in the actual execution. Well,…

No One Else

Day 16 No one else like you. No one else pays attention. No one else believes the things you do. No one else sees what you see. So what? So what, if you have a grand vision but no one else ever gets on board or sees what you see? Do you stop writing the…

The Second Ten

Day 15, Day 20 & 22 It was Panama City, FL and I can remember what the gate looked like. What the pool behind the gate looked like. I remember it was right next to the ocean. Part of the campground where we were camped for sabbatical summers. The sign excluded anyone under 11 without…

Secret Smurfs

Day 14 There must be a secret place where all my good ideas go to hide when it is time to deliver. All throughout the day, especially the mornings, I feel like I am flowing and have lots of ideas to write about……lots of ideas, intriguing thoughts. Fun stories. Fast forward to night time to…

Addictions

Day 13 A friend is struggling with something addictive. Something that she knows isn’t good for her but takes part in it anyway. Something that could drive her life into total chaos–and in fact, has–but still can’t seem to totally let it go. It seems so obvious and clear that it is not good for…

The Coffee Butterfly Effect

Day 12 How did I end up here? Drastically searching for a towel…any towel, something to soak up the mess. Where do I start first? It’s all wet and with each passing second, brown stains are etching their way into a status of permanent damage. Damage to the carpet, walls…it’s everywhere. Stains on pictures, iPads,…

Memorial Days of Our Lives

Day 11 All weekend we have been celebrating Memorial Day….or the days leading up to the day. Family time, time off of work, BBQs, fishing and whatever else comes up. Moments of silence. There really isn’t a good way to remember or actually memorialize the sacrifice that has been paid for us. Or is there?…

Making Space

Day 10 Story goes, Jesus was preaching in Capernaum as His ministry was getting started. Outside, laid a man on a mat, paralyzed, who couldn’t get in to Jesus because of the crowd surrounding Jesus inside. The crowd kept the man that needed to be healed from getting to Jesus. There was no space for…

Binge Watching TV

Day 8 Why is it that we, as humans, get so caught up in stories? And now, thanks to Netflix, the ability to binge watch. One could speculate the likely end of cultured society. Why should we feel bad for filling ourselves on fantasy of story? For focusing on the story that touches places we…