Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch I looked out the window to my mess of a backyard. Birdseed drove foreign plants out from the lawn of assorted weeds. The wild, drought-tolerant and all-too-happy to be watered plants had grown, taking over the slow and steady evergreens I hoped
The Good Life
You are more than an “-ism” and so are They It feels a bit like we live in a society that is either overly nice (politically correct) daring never to touch on the things that matter most, never exploring with others the hard questions about existence, or we
How one woman uses her way of caring for her soul to speak life to others Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch “How can I speak life to the people that follow me?” Holly Stavness, owner of Holly Anna Calligraphy reflected in her Facebook feed. I no
How do we experience reality? Some say by photographing every encounter, we are trying to capture it, to possess it, instead of allowing the moment to present to us what it has to offer. Contemplation is a manner of receiving, rather than possessing, to let the thing
Sharing with you the wisdom of Rebecca Frech and Fountains of Carrots. Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch In infancy, no one but the mother exists in the infant’s eyes. Solitary play is good enough, as long as Mother (the primary giver) is near. In early childhood, parallel
I went to the Coast. I came back to the kitchen. We are surrounded with vestiges (fingerprints) of God that point us to Him. They connect us to something higher, something bigger than ourselves, something that tells us the world makes sense and despite the chaos, tragedy and crime,
First thoughts on It’s Okay to Start with You written by Julia Hogan, published by Our Sunday Visitor Previously published at the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch There were actions that sustained me in the hard times. Eat fewer chicken strips, order the apple and peanut butter on the hospital tray.