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Little King, in a Ditch

“Little King, Honoring God…” When she was pregnant with our youngest brother, my Mom would tell everyone she came across the meaning of his name. He’s the baby of the family. There’s six of us kids, with a seven year gap between him and the fifth. So while I like […]


A favorite of mine once said, “Imagine a four pane window. In the first pane is what others know about you; how they see you. The second is what you think others know about you. The third, is what God knows about you and finally the fourth window; The fourth […]

Cracks and Gaps

My friend posted a picture of her smile on Facebook yesterday. It is a cropped photo of just her smile. Full lips and her bright pearly whites, showcasing her wide gap in her front two teeth. It is beautiful. More striking is a comment she made in response to someone […]


“The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing — desire.” ― Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark We are learning our talents.  I like to think of it that way. It’s a lifelong endeavor. Forever setting the bar higher, pushing […]

Ale Ale Ocean, Free

I don’t know if I can pick a favorite type, but I do adore a particular kind of person.  I think I gravitate towards and am so captivated by them because they seem to exude sincerity. I love unapologetic folks. Rash and raw. Awkward skips in the beat. That’s my […]

Go Van Gogh

  When I think of it I think of a Van Gogh painting. Walking through a field of gold and haze.  Mischievous dandelion drifts dance and churn under painted stars, hastily cresting through a mosaic of crystalline sky. It’s dusk. The reaching wheat fields bend in oceanic waves, undulating in […]


come lay with me, and let’s get lost in a drift. A ditch of hearts marked hundred miles wide. Let’s stare a while, and think of the stretch that led me to you. The mile markers that guided hearts to true. come walk with me, and let’s sow fields to […]