Awhile back I found myself driving to the hospital to visit my Grandpa. He had fainted the night before and had to be admitted for observation. Interestingly enough, as soon as he arrived at the hospital he decided he felt better and was ready to go home. But alas, due to his age he was not … Continue reading Runaway Grandpa
The “half-year” is quickly approaching. You know, that midway mark between last New Year and next New Year. I figure, why only have New Year’s goals and resolutions? So, I am thus initiating a series of “Half-Year Goals,” the first of which is to work on and publish some of the blog posts currently sitting … Continue reading Half-Year Goal: Work on Unpublished Drafts
The Spirit of the sovereign Lord is on me… to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his … Continue reading India: A Place Destined for Beauty Part 2
In a city along the Ganges River in Northern India hundreds sit waiting. Waiting to die. Waiting, because they believe their only hope for a life beyond what we see and know; beyond the boundaries of our human frame comes from perishing within the confines of this sacred Hindu city. They drag their weakened bodies … Continue reading India: A Place Destined For Beauty
“Theresa, what exactly is making you so upset?” asked my friend Angie. About 30 minutes earlier I had felt them coming, welling up from deep inside. There was no way to hold back the flood of tears that were about to erupt. What do I do? Runaway? Push them down? No. I need to discover … Continue reading Simple Love. Simple Truth. Simple Faith. Simple Yes. Simple Devotion.
How do I handle transition? I guess that depends on the type of transition and the grace given to me in any given season. Right now, I am growing basil. No no, I am not just growing basil, but alas, I am, growing basil. I have tried to grow basil in the past, it’s such … Continue reading Growing Basil
There is no place on the planet where the sex industry is not alive and well. There is not a place where prostitution cannot be found by those who have eyes to see or a lust they long to fill. But, there are places where it is more easily found than others. Some places where … Continue reading Finding Color in the Darkest Places: “Wall Street” Chiang Mai, Thailand