My One Word, 2014


My One Word for 2014 is ask. Because this year? I want to listen before I speak. Want to seek the reason, the heart intent, the why behind the words, the actions, the emotions of another. Because I’m learning there is always more to the story. And too often? I judge and assume and jump …

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Money Makes Me Claustrophobic


I was asked to fill in the blank. “Money makes me ___________.” And nothing came to mind. Not a single word. Good or bad. So I set the book aside and got on with my day. Hours later, climbing the stairs with a basket full of laundry balanced on my hip, the words were suddenly …

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Quest to Breathe


It began with The cry of my heart To notice mercy Spreading slow across the sky, Beauty in the broken, Embers in the ash, Moments raining light And love and grace, Glimmers in grief, Hope gently rising with the mist, Cry of my heart Poured into a single word …Breathe… That’s it? That’s all. Just …

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