An Unwelcome Interruption

An Unwelcome Interruption

Dear Readers: You may have noticed that there was no Red-tailed Hawk Story post last weekend. My deepest apologies – and even more so because there will be no post this weekend either. The truth is that most of you probably know more about what has been happening at the nest the last two weeks […]

Worth

Worth

let’s speak a truth worth its soul or a lie worth its cost like jagged shards let’s tear into my petty, vapid, shallow pride and rage

“Find Me”: Red-shouldered Hawks

“Find Me”: Red-shouldered Hawks

Yesterday I told God, “I don’t know who You are anymore. If You want me to stay in this, You’re going to have to find me.” Well, that doesn’t sound like the words of a seeker, does it? And predictably, years of church teaching rose up in rebellion. I also felt that I should not […]

Not Traveling Through Eden

Not Traveling Through Eden

The older I get, I seem to become less wise (if I ever was), and less tolerant of foolishness. The irony of that doesn’t escape me. In my mind I’ve constructed a world where everyone does what they are supposed to do, where everyone is diligent and considerate, where you don’t have to hide that […]

A Splash of Color and a Promise: Tale of the Cardinals

A Splash of Color and a Promise: Tale of the Cardinals

“If I…forget all I have learned, it is not so much myself that I feel I will be letting down. It is them. The flies and the bee, the river and red bird…all of them who have worked so hard to open my heart and expand my sight. I never lived inside my own wilderness […]

The Angel from the Fire

The messenger found me in the bitter winter of my exile; she found me frozen into the grotesque layer over my soul, the kind of ever more intransigent imprisonment that feeds on fear, pain, disillusionment, and darkness. Razor sharp shards of once glassy brightness littered the landscape, mercilessly still glittering in the fading light. I […]