This week's Revisited addresses an ongoing question for me. It first appeared here in 2019. This Labor Day weekend has me pondering, as someone who doesn’t bring home a regular paycheck, what is the work that I do? How do I -- or am I -- contribute(ing) to the good of society? Most importantly, am … Continue reading Always Wondering: Am I Doing God’s Work?
Today's Poem Today Photo by Phoebe Strafford on Unsplash. Poetry Writing gratitude Seeing beauty in the dark As well as the light
Today's Poem Today Photo by Guilherme Stecanella on Unsplash. Meh. No time to lose heart When you’re tired and uninspired Write something, at least
Today's Poem Today Mug by Prouty Pottery, Rapid City, SD. Photo by Susan Isaacs. Late Spring Morning Writing in the screened porch Gorgeous morning for coffee And introspection
Today's Poem Today Photo by raquel raclette on Unsplash. Renewal Morning writing speaks Fresh hope, wonder, potential Not felt at midnight
Today's Poem Today Photo by Tim Foster on Unsplash. I dreamed I was writing. Words marched In precision parade, Each following each, Waiting at the tip of my pen To be revealed -- To fulfill its purpose. Words grew Into a battalion, Proud to stand together, Ready to be struck down To serve the greater … Continue reading I Dreamed I was Writing.
Today's Poem Today Photo by Shirley Tittermary on Unsplash Day 50 We’re up and at ‘em I need to write a haiku And sip my coffee
Photo by Micheile Henderson on Unsplash It’s time for a deeper-level check-in than a haiku. At this writing, it’s day 46 of me keeping mostly to home, so we’ve had more than a Lent’s-worth of shelter in place; but even though the Easter candy is long gone, it feels more like Lent than ever. The … Continue reading Over It
Too Good Not to Share* In these very unusual days, I've heard it advised that we should all be keeping a record of how we're spending our time. No doubt, these weeks we're passing will become the stuff of Remember When stories and history books; so if you haven't already, you best get to writing. … Continue reading Write Now: Exacompta Desk Journal
Photo by Susan Isaacs, taken on the Iowa City Literary Walk, Iowa. Well, that lasted about as long as I expected it would. I’m barely a month into my new commitment to this blog, and I’ve already missed two consecutive Saturday posts -- Saturday being the day I post my most reflective writing of the … Continue reading Putting This Out There
This Labor Day weekend has me pondering, as someone who doesn’t bring home a regular paycheck, what is the work that I do? How do I -- or am I -- contribute(ing) to the good of society? Most importantly, am I contributing for the good of God’s kingdom? It’s timely that the homily I heard … Continue reading Am I Doing God’s Work?
I received a divine birthday gift, given to me on my actual birth day that I might spend my life giving it away; and instead I found it, just this week, buried in the back of the closet. The sad thing is I hadn’t even realized it had been misplaced. It got set down for … Continue reading The Divine Present