Advent Sunday #1
Faith

Advent Sunday #1

I usually sleep straight through the night. This is a grace, I know, And I am thankful for the blessing. To readers with restless legs and insomnia: I’m sorry. But a few night ago I was startled awake. I looked around frantic, Trying to determine what had shocked me alert. Half-awake, I roughly brushed my … Continue reading

My SIL says
Faith / Family

My SIL says

“Lean into the Holy Spirit,” she says, over coffee, My sister-in-law of the flawless style. She’s the kind of woman who says things and you want to listen– Because of what? Compassion? Wisdom? A will to hard-love, if necessary? Yes, yes to these and more. Because she buys me gluten-free baked goods sometimes, too. “What … Continue reading

So this is Monday
Fanciful

So this is Monday

There are a few men who permanently sleep on the streets by the church where I work in Detroit. Most of them are at different stages of mental un-soundness; whether they are unstable from birth defect, personal trauma (may it be known–many of the street-folk once served in our military. Disheartening.), substance abuse…or any mixture … Continue reading