CHURNING

I feel the whole world sometimes as it spins in my soul connected to them, to you, to us meeting the old, the new, the yet searching every story told for truth folding all the wisdom into hope    

I FOUND GOD IN THE SPINNING

Sometimes, as I lay under a clear night sky, I will imagine I’m a star letting the quiet absorb the sound of my flames.  I begin to feel the loneliness of it.  The sheer desperation to connect burns so bright inside me that I am like a flashlight searching across the universe for someone to…

#BeReal – MARTIN BAKER

Please welcome my #BeReal guest today, Martin Baker.   A few weeks ago I was sitting at my favourite table—corner table, right at the back—in my favourite coffee bar and got into conversation with a fellow customer about writing and literature. I learned two interesting things about the city I’ve lived in almost thirty years.…

#BeReal – SAMARA SPEAKS

My #BeReal guest today is Samara Speaks. That isn’t her real name but it is the one I have always known her by.  Facebook wants me to know her by another name so  they deactivated her account asking her to #BeReal.  But Samara is who she is. Samara IS real. I practically begged her for…

EMOTIONAL BONDAGE

He captured me and held me before I even knew to struggle.  He held me enslaved inside words that tied me up and restricted my senses.  I was bound happily feeling the comfort of my captivity.  As long as I was imprisoned with him… my master, I was safe; I was content.  He had a…

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

This is a love letter written by my best friend to all the people who make connections via “selfies”.  By loving others you learn to love yourself. Lizzi has seen so many sides of me and me of her because “selfies” aren’t simply just images; they connect our distant worlds. She gets a picture of each new…

A BULLY INSIDE

I am so very excited to share my guest today. “Little Dude” and his mother, Samara who writes A Buick in the Land of Lexus, are two of the smartest people I know. I have had the wonderful pleasure of seeing snippets of their life, how they interact, and how they love each other and…

THREE FLOORS BELOW

Please welcome Brian Westbye today and let his beautiful short story speak to you.  A beautifully simple message about noticing those around you and then acting with compassion in response.  Thank you Brian so much for sharing this with us!   THREE DOORS DOWN by Brian Westbye   She sits on a bench, near the…

SHE CHARMED MY HEART

There is an initiative on twitter #1000speak and a facebook group that started with two wonderful people Lizzi and Yvonne. February 20th bloggers will unite and speak about compassion. If you don’t have a blog you can submit a piece to the blog they started by clicking here.  What started with 2 people quickly turned…

FINDING US

I love this.  Short and sweet.  Check out this new duet partner Kagendo! Written by Kagendo and Hastywords Stepping on toes Insides bruised Help me get back I feel so used You see me not You see me now Fill my heart To me you’ll vow Give me reason To take your hand Give me…