All Is Calm, All Is Bright

It was so cold. That is all I have been able to think about ever since I learned that hot, desert areas get next to freezing at night. Never mind that the Savior of the world was being born, or that the miracle to end all miracles was happening. Reading through the birth of Jesus,… Continue reading All Is Calm, All Is Bright

Sweet Home Alabama

Growing up in the USA, I learned the song "Sweet Home Alabama" at young age & have been singing it passionately ever since. Only, when I was a kid, I used to feel a sense of wrongness when I sang along to the radio. After all, I didn't grow up in Alabama, and I wasn't born… Continue reading Sweet Home Alabama

When Fear Comes Knocking & My Thoughts Wage War

Have you ever been at that crossroads? You know the one. Not the one yellow-colored one Robert Frost wrote about. The other one where Fear stands, pointing & yelling, This one is safer! You know you can't make it down that path! You're not up for it! You'll never make it! You might as well give… Continue reading When Fear Comes Knocking & My Thoughts Wage War

Quality Time With My Brother

Chris comes home  from school around noon, and he makes himself lunch, and he turns on Royal Pains. Usually my mother-in-love is home, and this is their thing: they eat lunch & watch Netflix. Except for the other day when I was the only person home, and I was watching Gilmore Girls. I heard the truck engine as it… Continue reading Quality Time With My Brother

To Those Who See the Sun

We crept around trees & campsites looking for the perfect spot to watch the sun come up. As tired as we were, we were determined to watch this sunrise, and the morning chill could not stop us. Pink & orange painted the pale sky as we followed a trail out onto a sliver of a… Continue reading To Those Who See the Sun

My Favorite Color is October

It happened so quickly, too. One second, the sun was bearing down on my back, and beads of sweat raced down my neck. One second, the air was hot & stifling. One second, it was summer. And then it collapsed. A crisp wind filled the air. The sun felt a little more gentle. I lay… Continue reading My Favorite Color is October