Tag Archives | spring

hummingbird

A hummingbird came to play

It’s a perfect June day. And this morning, a hummingbird came to play. First it flew past my flower pots and I watched it with wonder, because I’ve never seen one in my yard. Not ever. Then as I pondered its meaning—quietly asking God what I am to absorb from this sighting—it appeared behind me, nearly […]

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finding beauty

Finding beauty

I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen. – Anne Lamott I’m taking an introductory six-week art class on Finding Beauty, taught by the beautiful soul, artist […]

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a time for tenderness

Time for tenderness

My fascination with the seasons is deepening. I’m becoming increasingly aware of the impact all of the seasons and cycles of the earth have on our lives, rhythms and well-being. The way that we have structured modern life has created a growing distance between us and the earth’s cycles. We live as if we believe that the changes […]

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Garden renewal

I am hoping to do some planting today, playing hooky for an hour or two from my work in order to catch this great weather and save my little plants. And my mind–as is always the case this time of year–has turned to my garden and the joy it brings to my life. Tending my […]

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Shrimp spring risotto

We had a lovely Easter celebration yesterday, which we hosted for my brother Matt and his family and some very close friends, the Willcock family (really, I told them that they might as well be “related.”) Our little Minneapolis house expanded to accommodate 7 children, 1 teenager, and 6 adults. Thank the Lord above that […]

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