Weakness Isn’t Failure

Check out my new accessory: crutches. Related: my world keeps shrinking. First it was shelter-in-place. All the places I could go before the pandemic whittled away to home plus walkability. And my ongoing joy before and during SIP has been walking around our beautiful small town. Time with my husband, with my dogs, with myself, … Continue reading Weakness Isn’t Failure

Keep Going

I fell this morning while running with the dogs. I have no idea what happened, whether I tripped on a crack in the sidewalk or if I bumped the dogs or they bumped me, or maybe I just didn’t pick my foot up high enough. Whatever happened, I soared gracelessly through the air and landed … Continue reading Keep Going

Reading: Sept-Oct 2018

I read exactly the same number of books (seven) in two months of my busy season than I did in my slow-speed summer, opposite reactions to bad news. This summer, I felt too stunned to read much. Summer came and went and, other than our trips, I'm not sure what I did. This fall, I … Continue reading Reading: Sept-Oct 2018

Hollow-ing

After school drop-off, after a mellow stroll at the park with the dogs, I flopped in my favorite chair, holding the arm rests as if I might slide to the floor. I felt gutted, empty, numb. Somewhere in the wee waking hours, my goal of practicing yoga that morning had withered; the pounding in my … Continue reading Hollow-ing

Back Up

I've been unintentionally off the blog for two weeks. Unintentionally, because my computer was hacked three times in three months. The first time, in April, we didn't know my computer was the hacker's way in. Hacked again exactly one month later, I happened to be on my computer and watched as I was locked out, … Continue reading Back Up

When It Clicks

College, first semester freshman year, I had a professor (in a non-writing class) who taught me one of the most useful skills I have ever learned: freewriting. "For the next minute [or three, or five], put pencil to paper and Do Not Stop! If you cannot think of anything to write, write that. If that … Continue reading When It Clicks

Re:Create • Sanctified Imagination

Pictures of cute kittens and babies aside, one of the more useful benefits of social media is connecting with people you haven't seen in a while. That's exactly what happened when, a few years ago, I got a message from a friend I hadn't seen in over 20 years. He had stumbled across our church … Continue reading Re:Create • Sanctified Imagination

re:create recess

In 2015 I decided to adopt a word (actually, a phrase) that significantly affected my decision-making: put yourself in the way of beauty. Unlike any resolution or goal setting before it, that phrase began a work in my being--mind, heart, body, soul--that continues to this day. Create was my 2016 theme, and it picked up … Continue reading re:create recess

Create Challenge Top 10

During 2016 I invited people I admire for a host of reasons to guest post on Miracles in the Mundane. The topic: creativity. Wednesday became one of my favorite days of the week for having the opportunity to share their stories of creativity, expressed in as many ways as individuals: writing, painting, poetry, business, and relationships. … Continue reading Create Challenge Top 10

2016 Create Challenge & (Re)Discovering My POV

Just about a year ago, my brother-in-law and I discussed creativity as we washed Christmas china. We hatched a plan to invite people to post on my blog about creativity. As a result, this year 39 people have guest-posted, one friend 2x, and I have been moved, inspired, blessed. Throughout this year, I have heard two … Continue reading 2016 Create Challenge & (Re)Discovering My POV