Shine


Your life is a source of light. Don't waste precious time worrying how much darkness exists beyond the reach of your light, whether your light is bright enough, or how the darkness feels about your brilliance, or when your light will burn out. Just shine.

Pruning Season: Time to lose unnecessary hindrances that make life gnarly, sick and fruitless.


This morning the ground shimmered, wet in hazy sunbeams straining through misty air.  Home within pressing warmth I gazed outside at rich cherry wood tickled by emerging white blossoms.  My sight scattered over a jagged overlapping network of branches, confusion laid bare in wintry nudes.  I saw twigs fall to the ground, severed.  Limbs stretched …

A fresh start- Wholesome love, wholesome you, wholesome foods.


The end of last year was marked by a sweet, sweet moment: The love of my life asked me to marry him.  And I said yes.  I still tear up thinking about it.  He's my best friend.  And we've been through everything together. While agreeing to commit the rest of my life in marriage to …

Transition: Allow acclimation.


      Living a purposeful life is very much like a mountain climbing expedition.  You can't just show up to Mt. Kilimanjaro one afternoon and go for it.  It takes careful planning, equipping, guidance, preparation and readiness or you'll just die part way up. The interesting thing about mountain climbing, and even scuba diving, …

Mind renewal: Living above the law, because love never fails. Love is love.


When certain political issues rise, judgment and confusion roar.  Particularly in my little slice of the world, because I'm blessed to love and be loved by a lot of powerfully vocal and passionate folks.  So when presidential campaigns loom, or media focuses on abortion, capital punishment, poverty, civil rights, same-sex marriage, or religious freedoms...  Like …