In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree

So back when Quirinius was governor of Syria, this kid was born in Bethlehem who grew up to change the world. God made us in His image, so that means in a little piece of us is the power to change the world. In a little piece of us is the creativity to build aContinue reading “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree”

Glad … for my favorite pen

I’m so glad I … found this pen. As I continue my season of gladness, I look at my hand and remember how grateful I am that I discovered its near-perfect match, wow, probably more than 10 years ago now. Something about the way the Uni-Ball Jetstream Sport fit in my hand was more comfortableContinue reading “Glad … for my favorite pen”

An instrument of Your peace

Apparently St. Francis of Assisi did not write what we know as “The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.” Does it really matter? It’s beautiful whoever wrote it. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.Where there is hatred, let me bring love.Where there is offence, let me bring pardon.Where there is discord, let meContinue reading “An instrument of Your peace”

Shelves of buried treasure

(Written at the end of an enjoyable early-morning hour spent reading old poems, reflecting on the thousands of pages of buried treasure on the shelves in my room, and writing in my journal.) Ah, the familiar pang of knowing I have but a few minutes left before I must dive into the quotidian. And here’sContinue reading “Shelves of buried treasure”

Keep a pad and a pen by your bed

Yes, this was the truth. I finally knew what to do. I was so sure. It was a brilliant insight. I brimmed with confidence. First thing in the morning, I would get started. This time, nothing could stop me. And when I woke, all I could remember was the certainty. I had no clue whatContinue reading “Keep a pad and a pen by your bed”

Maybe shift the focus

Maybe we’re asking the wrong question. Maybe instead of asking what we want to write today, we should ask what our readers want to read. Maybe even that is the wrong question. Maybe we should be asking what we want to read, and then write that. Someone is nodding and saying to themselves, “Now he’sContinue reading “Maybe shift the focus”

Did I create the monster?

I have a mantra that I tell Willow The Best Dog There Is™ almost every day. You’re the puppiest pup of all the pups who ever pupped. You’re the doggiest dog of all the dogs who ever dogged. You’re the willowiest Willow of all the Willows who ever willed. You’re the BEST — DOG —Continue reading “Did I create the monster?”

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