Category Archives: Creating

On Humility

I recently picked up a used copy of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Circle of Quiet, the first installment of her Crosswicks Journal collection. I had seen references to it popping up here and there for weeks, and it became apparent after … Continue reading

Posted in Creating, Faith, Gifts, Humility | Leave a comment

On Creating

The concentration of a small child at play is analogous to the concentration of the artist of any discipline. In real play, which is real concentration, the child is not only outside time, he is outside himself. He has thrown … Continue reading

Posted in Creating, Faith, Gifts | 2 Comments

Patmos

I have been in exile for over a decade. In fact, it was nine days from today, eleven years ago, that I found out I would be a mother for the first time. Exile, at least for me, was a … Continue reading

Posted in Creating, Faith, Family, Gifts, Life, Writing | 4 Comments

Gathered

I’m a self-professed word nerd. I am crazy about the etymology of words. I relentlessly crack words open like nuts to get to the meat inside. In college, I spent a semester as a research assistant looking for the etymologies … Continue reading

Posted in Creating, Faith, Gifts, Writing | Leave a comment

Con todo respeto

One of my favorite composers is Joaquin Rodrigo. His composition Concierto de Aranjuez ranks as my all-time favorite piece of music, all three movements of it. My husband loves Spanish guitar music as much as I do. I bought him … Continue reading

Posted in Creating, Life, Music | 2 Comments

Postcard from the Edge

It was 1989. I was a hot mess of hormones and apathy. After my English teacher publicly humiliated me and used my end-of-year term paper to tell students what not to do with theirs, I vowed not to put effort … Continue reading

Posted in Creating, Faith, Fear, Writing | 2 Comments