I feel that evidence of God is a little like evidence for something like, say, photosynthesis. If you don’t know about photosynthesis already, the fact that plants are green and alive doesn’t mean much to you; but once you do know about photosynthesis, the evidence for it is absolutely everywhere. I imagine that once you […]Read more "my proof that God exists"
Last fall, when we moved our chickens into a new coop (closer to the house, with big rotatable pens under the Canadria fig tree and back as far as the blackberry patch), we started work on renovating the old coop into a work space for me. Pete Nauman got it started by tearing out the […]Read more "The Hatchery"
Breakfast, a few days ago. Me, sleep-deprived & not holding up my facade very well. And the day before, I had just touched some old stuff: how I felt growing up, I know those are the feelings I’m going to have to get to. I’m primed. The trigger: pepper shaker. Looks innocent, doesn’t it? Tommy’s […]Read more "It’s not just a pepper shaker"
Young Rachel visiting – I tell her chicks are going to hatch tomorrow and her jaw drops, mouth round as an egg. I take her to see mama hen. The day before they hatch, sometimes, if you tap on the egg, you can hear the baby tap back. It’s okay, mama. I slip my hand […]Read more "tap tap"
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.Read more "Ephesians 4:1-3"
I say that that search for God was not reasoning, but a feeling, because that search proceeded not from the course of my thoughts — it was even directly contrary to them — but proceeded from the heart. It was a feeling of fear, orphanage, isolation in a strange land, and a hope of help […]Read more "Tolstoy’s Confession, Chapter 12"
“Nobody knows, darling. “Nobody knows how they are loved.” – the innocence mission One day I knew that I am surrounded by loving spirits who have a lot of love for me, and I felt them just wishing that I would treat myself with love as they would. So at that moment I started to […]Read more "~ love of self ~"