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Storytelling

How to focus on the one thing that matters

Many years ago, when the summer winds blew through our willow tree, my daughter would sit outside with a piece of paper and paintbrushes and begin her work. Reds, blues, and yellows swirled together on the blank sheet in front of her, soaking into the paper, dripping off the sides onto the grass. Her artwork […] Read more…

What to do when you’re Stuck

It was a few weeks ago during the big snowstorm when I saw the van spinning its wheels—the one stuck on the slick road, stopped at a red light going slightly uphill. The snow on the road had been plowed to any icy sheen so when the light turned green, the van could not get […] Read more…

When Life doesn’t have a Plan

  Piles of boxes line the living room.  Toys are scattered across floors and all those plans I had for the new year? The ones I tried to make when I had the stomach flu and then we got a foot of snow and the schools cancelled for almost a week? Life never quite turns […] Read more…

Snowed In (but not missing the beauty of this day)

The frost on the windows creeps out in sharp knife lines, like a shoot exploding from ground, and then branching out, stretching in white frosty lines. It is beautiful, but only if you look closely, only if you are not too hurried to miss it. His beauty is always there, revealed in the everyday, passed […] Read more…