Xanadu

I have no clever offering for today’s letter – X.  Instead I thought about the words that began with the letter and aside from the usual and drawing a blank I asked the MOTH (Man of The House).  Xanadu, was all he said and my mind was revelling in it’s convoluted stream of consciousness towards…

Words

Once spoken our words cannot be unspoken, retracted or unheard. They are there forever to heal, encourage, and bring hope. They can forever be remembered as hurtful and unnecessary too. I know I have spoken out on more than one occasion I wish I had not. We have all done it at some point. Hell,…

Vulnerability

When you’ve been in boarding school since the age of five, feeling detached and apart from people in general becomes ingrained in your psyche.  You cannot escape feeling detached and when you are scared that others may not want you around because they feel your disconnection.  Those first years in boarding school were like being…

Embracing our Uniqueness

The Bible tells us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps. 139:14) and indeed there are no carbon copies of me, you or anyone else.  Even identical twins aren’t definitively identical.  We wear our peculiarities as evidence of the environments to which we have adjusted; like childhood, school, college, marriage, the workforce and in-law families.…

Photo Challenge – Earth

This week, share an image that means “earth” to you — whether it’s a panorama of a landscape that takes your breath away, a close-up revealing a detail in nature, or another scene that honors the outdoors, we welcome your takes on the theme! Yesterday was Earth Day (22 April) and it is one day…

Solitude

There’s something to be said for solitude:  the times we take to be alone when we create a space in which peace can grow, we can unpack and process thoughts.  Whoever said in solitude we are least alone has captured the essence of all introverts for whom life is not one long loud, joyful sing-a-long.…