Water Your Soul Drop by Drop (tiny way #6)

"My daily routines are transactional. Everything that happens in my day is a transaction between the external world and my internal world. Everything is raw material." Twyla Tharp I stood at the kitchen sink, and felt a slight rise in the last floorboard near the baseboard. I bent down to look. The rise looked bigger from ground level. I opened the cabinet under the sink. All was dry and quiet, no sound of dripping water or any puddles on the floor. I went back to washing dishes. But every time I walked away from the sink and back Continue Reading

Following Hard (tiny way #5)

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well. Antoine de Saint Exupery We are halfway through our series called "POUR: tiny (practical) ways to water your soul". I have been telling you that my last post was just an interruption in this POUR series, but maybe not. Like most interruptions, there is something to it, something hidden there. What I mean is, I really think that somewhere in Taking Your Kid to College: 5 Secrets to Letting Go with Grace there is a glimpse into a way our soul is watered. By doing hard Continue Reading

Roll with the Tides (tiny way #3)

"Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace." Frederick Buechner One Sunday before church, my son-in-law, Zeke, woke up to dark skies and drove west to the Pacific Ocean. He met the sunrise and a friend at the coast to dig for clams. He had a bucket, a clam shovel Continue Reading

Reclaim White Space (tiny way #2)

whitespacewhitespacewhitespacewhitespace white space white space white space w h i t e s p a c e w h i t e s p a c e See the difference? Are those spaces between and around and through the letters just blank or do they work in the message? What about in life? Does white space serve a purpose in our days? White space is seemingly unmarked space. It is the space between letters in typeface. It’s the margins that let your eye rest upon the page. It’s breathable room in design, on a book page, in a Continue Reading