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A Word on Wednesday: Whimsy

It is easy for me to be contemplative, serious, and reflective. Being fun and carefree is a lot more intentional than natural for me. It is my good fortune to have a dear friend who I associate with whimsy. Missy is the one with whom… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Whimsy”

A Word on Wednesday: Feel

Feeling is our translation of the touch sensation. We gather detail from our five senses; touch gives us feeling. Feel, as a verb, and when used with an object, can mean the tangible described above to the abstract sensing that which cannot be seen,… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Feel”

A Word on Wednesday: Temporary

I think about my good fortune. That is redundant, good and fortune, together like that. But, I shall not digress. I think about my current abundance: family, security, necessities, love, and even luxury. I have to remember the context of my life and that… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Temporary”

A Word on Wednesday: Enough

When is enough, enough? The word was a self-help buzz word of 2018, consoling women to be at peace with what she is. Period. As she is enough. In this sense, enough is used as a pronoun: “an adequate quantity or number; sufficiency.” As… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Enough”

A Word on Wednesday: Purpose

Purpose is word that gets thrown around a lot. Lately, I’ve been struggling with what is my purpose. In a Christian sense, my purpose is to love God and live out his will. I wonder, endlessly, how that translates to the secular world. And,… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Purpose”

A Word on Wednesday: Contentment

Among Sue Monk Kidd’s insights collected in her book, “When the Heart Waits,” is the advice to “court contentment.” Contentment, a noun, is the state of being contented; satisfied. The thesaurus lists happiness as a synonym, but there is a distinction to be made. Contentment… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Contentment”

Three Words: Mingle, Mirth, & Meaning

Christmas is less than a week away. As we approach the fourth Sunday of advent, as a Christian, I have been reminded to prepare by lighting weekly candles of Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy. The center candle to be lit to represent the birth… Continue Reading “Three Words: Mingle, Mirth, & Meaning”

A Word on Wednesday: Creativity

Question: Is Creativity any thing more than perspective? If all the world can see … what can an artist see differently? What gives someone the right to claim a creative life. As a writer, I struggle to distinguish what I do. I want to… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Creativity”

A Word on Wednesday: Bread

Walking into a kitchen with freshly baked bread offers one of the most soothing and comforting smells. It subtly invites gentleness and goodness. The aroma calls, “you are welcome here.” Concretely, “bread” is a noun naming the food made of flour or meal mixed… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Bread”

Guest Word: Stylus

Thank you to my friend Nissa Enos for writing a fantastic essay and poem about the word “stylus.” Ms. Enos lives with her family in Manitowoc, Wis. She likes science, nature, and art. These pieces are about aword and about a boat. I hope… Continue Reading “Guest Word: Stylus”