Tag: Comfort

  • One Firefly Night

    Last night, just after dusk, I sat on the back porch taking in the sounds of nature. There were a few crickets and some bird who didn’t know not to sing after sun down. It was all garden variety, until my eye caught a green blink…blink…blink. A firefly! Hyper-focused, I tried to guess where the…

  • Playing “Pop Up”

    Playing “Pop Up”

    Dealing with life’s little interruptions.

  • Big Dog Watching

    Big Dog Watching

    Things are not always as they seem.

  • Hold Still

    Hold Still

    “Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.” George S. Patton

  • It’s Time to Sing?

    It’s Time to Sing?

    Early one crisp morning I stepped out on the back porch, coffee mug in hand. It was late February, and there was still snow on the ground. And that’s when I heard it: bird song! A male cardinal sat in our leafless butterfly bush singing his heart out–at 36 degrees Fahrenheit! “How do you know…

  • When Little is Much

    When Little is Much

    Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil. Proverbs 15:16 (NIV) I had a friend in grad school who came from a rather wealthy family. I’ll call him Howard, because, to middle class me, he may as well have been Howard Hughes. His parents had a cabin in the…