l e n t :: day7_go

So much go in life.  Plenty articles and stories and studies exist discussing our current culture’s obsession with go-ness: our self-worth built upon the number of full slots in our calendar, or feeling like losers if we are available for a new Friday night plan on Friday afternoon, or assuming that those who only workContinue reading “l e n t :: day7_go”

l e n t :: day6_settle

set·tle    ˈsedl/,  verb resolve or reach an agreement about (an argument or problem) “every effort was made to settle the dispute”   synonyms: resolve, sort out, solve, clear up, end, fix, work out, iron out, straighten out, set right, rectify, remedy, reconcile; informal patch up “they settled the dispute” adopt a more steady orContinue reading “l e n t :: day6_settle”

l e n t :: day4_injustice

Justice can only exist when we stop building fences.  When complacency and apathy and American self-preservation and arrogance take a back seat (or perhaps jump completely out of the car) to compassion, empathy, a true embodiment of the Golden Rule, and the permeating concept of us FOR them verses us OR them.  When we decideContinue reading “l e n t :: day4_injustice”

l e n t :: day3_look

“We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled. When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good. WeContinue reading “l e n t :: day3_look”

l e n t :: day2_voice

Voices.  Some voices I hear too often, like the constant three-and-a-half-year-old storytime intermixed with eighteen month old almost-words.  Don’t get me wrong—I love my hilarious ladies and am grateful that I was able to conceive, give birth, and watch these incredible little women grow—but sometimes it is overwhelmingly loud.  And then there’s my own voiceContinue reading “l e n t :: day2_voice”

l e n t :: day1_gather

My birthday/Christmas present this year was a lens upgrade and I’ve been wanting to pick up my camera a bit more—not to join the leagues of professional photographers but to be able to capture memories of my family and natural beauty along the journey.  I’ve also been meaning to write quite a bit more butContinue reading “l e n t :: day1_gather”