While our kids were young, I counted the passing years by taking pictures of them by our front door on the first day of school. Now that I live in Minnesota, I count the number of winters. This is our seventh winter here. Northern Minnesota winters are overwhelming. Last year we had snow for six … Continue reading Time


God breathes, and uncountable numbers of universes take shape. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. Psalms 33:6  He breathes into humankind and we become embodied souls.  The Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his … Continue reading Breath


I said the words by Strawberry Creek, perched on a fallen cedar in the sunlight. I can still feel the soft, ridged bark under my hands, smell the warm pine needles at my feet. I didn't understand much, just that there was a God out there who somehow cared about me and this holy moment … Continue reading Pivot