“You’re going through a hard time, but you have this and that to be thankful for.” I will probably hear that a few times today, or “feel” it being said with eyes or unspoken avoidance. Both of those things are true–the hardest time of my life, and much to be thankful for. It sounds betterContinue reading “Thanksgiving in hurt”
How can it be that such an enormous God seeks you and me personally, with unfathomable passion?
As they departed for school, I asked: “Noah, where will you look for God today?” His older brother, not intended as part of the conversation, but being his older brother, of course, despite having a mouthful of toothpaste, interrupted: “I hope I’ll find him taking my physics test for me…”
[These musings are a sequel to (KINGDOMS 1) Mystical Gardeners] I have traveled to The Bay area much recently. My favorite days are temperate weather with light or no breeze. But they are surprisingly rare. Most days the wind is substantial and relentless. I sat for many minutes in a persistent wind, waiting for myContinue reading “(KINGDOMS 2) Dances with Leaves”
I’ve had the uncommon pleasure of seeing the frenetic but organized flow through the cells of plants by microscopy. It made the kingdom plantae “come alive” for me. We all know plants to be alive by their macroscopic motion like growth, or withering, or, the favorite of most, flowering. But because those transformations happen soContinue reading “(KINGDOMS 1) Mystical Gardeners”
The gently soft-spoken 20-something didn’t seem to ever stop talking except when he asked of me simple questions and waited for replies with earnestness that made me feel like my answer would be divine and resonate with profoundly undeniable truth and universal wisdom. He sat on a park bench with his beautiful, unthreatening, expectant, wideContinue reading “Green Shirt”