Beauty


When all the hype feels meaningless (and other New Year's reflections)

When all the hype feels meaningless (and other New Year's reflections)

This time of year is full of people reflecting, planning, resolving and attempting to change their lives for the better. Oh my gracious do I ever understand the motivation. There are some things in my life that absolutely have to change.

I'm not doing Advent this year

I'm not doing Advent this year

We long for a rescue, for the arrival, but what if that reality is already here? What if the rescue is knowing God, not outside of the shitty stable, but right in it? Not in the resolution of the hard thing, but in the experience of it?

The gift of an eastern October

The gift of an eastern October

My spirit wants to simply acknowledge, every fall, how much I love this season, and how many memories are attached to orange pumpkins, shiny apples, and red leaves.

Under the Arbor

Under the Arbor

A grapevine grows in our neighbor's yard. And it has a story of family and love, and loss and new beginnings.

Utah and The Great Basin ~ We were here

Utah and The Great Basin ~ We were here

I am a small thing, under a big sky. And the only truth that gives me heft, that ties me down in some small importance, is my belonging in an intimate and universal web of relationship.

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is "the" thing you have to do if you visit Colorado Springs. This summer was our family's first visit to Colorado Springs and although we didn't have a lot of time for exploring during our visit we squeezed every moment we could from the time we had.

I couldn't photograph the Supermoon (or, reflections from a weekend trip to Vermont)

I couldn't photograph the Supermoon (or, reflections from a weekend trip to Vermont)

I had forgotten what windblown ice and snow look like on stunted spruce above tree line and that you should pack crampons for hiking 4,000 footers in New England in November.