A Worthy Promise

Pain Unwasted

the quiet empty of the Lonely like the clipping of the bonsai tree ——-creates an empty space ——-where superficial is erased and creates a beauty in simplicity (i am free) … Continue Reading →


Fjord

The Viking and the Princess (Part I)

The Viking and the Princess -1- Once upon a time in the mighty raging Northland there was a brave and wild viking who, despite his great successes in exploration and … Continue Reading →


Signs of Spring

Wings of Spring

. Flighty sparrows flitting fast around buzzing budding trees being Spring’s full-blooded version of Autumn’s dancing leaves. . Buzzing bees in flower wars hum on thrumming growing ground. The sprightly … Continue Reading →


that way

A Firmly Established Attitude of Creative Thankfulness: What My Husband Taught Me about Money

I can’t wait to spend money. I feel like an obese person looking at a carton of ice cream when I see dollar bills. No natural self control in this … Continue Reading →


books

Extreme Ownership: How Stay At Home Moms Apply Battle Wisdom from U.S. Navy SEAL Team Leaders

I lost 15 pounds, decluttered my house, and got my children to behave over the holidays and all I had to do was completely realign my value system to U.S. … Continue Reading →


morning star

Not Your Typical Nativity Story

When the sounds of the scuffle in the entryway of the inn surpassed that of the ruckus of the inn guests, the innkeeper knew he had to intervene. He was … Continue Reading →


Soulfie

The Soulfies and the SelfOwn

Once upon a time there was a normal girl who lived in a nice neighborhood and went to a good school. In fact, I think you might know her, or … Continue Reading →


Life up out of death

The Absurdity of Morality as a Moral Standard

I was asked by a very intelligent friend where the Bible lays out basic standards for Christian behavior, which is an awesome question, and I had to think about it, … Continue Reading →


pumpkin

Mists of Halloween Magic

Halloween The creeping cold sweeps graying clouds over blazing autumn branches And familiar cats grip wicket fences poised upon their haunches . The green has drained from leaves like rosy-pinkness … Continue Reading →


yellow sulphur

The Magic Sword and the Basement Dragon

Once upon a time there was a wealthy family that was renown throughout the land as mighty dragon slayers.  A double-edged magic Sword had been passed down from father to … Continue Reading →