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

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

POUR: tiny (practical) ways to water your soul

P O U R verb \por\ flow rapidly in a steady stream from or into a place or container; to fill a cup or glass with a drink for someone; to prepare and serve; to give expression to; to rain hard Our souls have a practical side. We really can do things to foster growth, encourage it's unique shape and fill it (and the world) with good. Think that sounds crazy? We might think the soul is an ethereal space where nothing practical applies. But I am beginning to wonder. I've been thinking that the part of me that's not Continue Reading

The Pace of Grace

Hurry is not just a disordered schedule. Hurry is a disordered heart. John Ortberg I am sitting by the fire as I type this to you. I am taking a measured moment by the warmth. I am with the Blueberry today and in the middle of Key2Free. To say this is a busy season would be to understate the situation. I could easily justify going Mach 10 with my hair on fire. And honestly, I probably will at some point. If my work calls for hurry, may it only be on the outside. On the inside, I am working on Continue Reading

Unhurried

You'll laugh when you hear it. When I was a girl, I was the fastest second grader crossing the monkey bars in my gray mohair sweater and I had the callouses to prove it. I was quick playing jacks too, sweeping those silver asteriks into the cup of my hand and catching the red rubber ball. At school I was the first to finish a book series and move onto another. Even today I am a quick and avid reader. But is fast always best? I don't think so. Not everything is meant to be fast or is even good Continue Reading