• hope

    lenten journal: laugh, think, cry

    by  • March 21, 2013 • hope, lenten journal • 0 Comments

    This morning I watched the ESPN documentary on Jim Valvano and the 1983 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion team from North Carolina State. For those of you who don’t know, NC State was the longest of long shots that year and Valvano’s life was cut short by cancer. Part of the documentary included his acceptance...

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    lenten journal: i can hear music

    by  • March 3, 2013 • faith, hope, lenten journal, music • 7 Comments

    After writing about allergies, I went to bed with metaphors on my mind and woke up thinking about music as both metaphor and soundtrack for life, or at least those thoughts were running in the background. Before I left for church, I listened again to Scott Simon’s interview with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell...

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    advent journal: snap shot

    by  • December 7, 2012 • hope, poetry • 0 Comments

    the rain has fallen all day like tears or whispers leaving outlines of parked cars and umbrellas the clouds cut the day short and darkness snuck in almost like an old friend who knows all the stories of promise and sadness and who knows how to sit next to you in silence ‘cause that’s...

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