The Girl on the Plane

October 22, 2013 5

It was a 6 am flight that I was not supposed to be on. I was tired and stuck in the middle seat of a completely booked flight. And she was tired, this obviously pregnant girl next to me, who at least had the window to lean against. Without so much as a word of … Read more

Let People Be

October 21, 2013 3

I’d like to caution the gentle use of the phrase, “You should…” “You should pursue that job. Even if it doesn’t express who you are, it pays better.” “You should not buy that car if you were smart with your money.” “You should wear these colors. These are the ones in style” “You should come … Read more

Speak to the Chaos

October 16, 2013 1

Speak to the chaos. Tell it what to do, what to become. Let your voice be heard. Let your words create. This is your creative right. { photo credit } As the Presence hovered over the void without form and the Voice said, “You! Go be land. You! Go be water. And you right there, … Read more

The Big Kitchen Reveal

October 15, 2013 2

Goodbye 1987! When we were hunting for a house, we had our little list of “non-negotiables” to keep our realtor on her toes. But as 6 months approached and we were feeling more and more like we just needed to pick something, some of those non-negotiables became, well, negotiable. One of those compromises was the … Read more

About Me On the Weekend

October 13, 2013 0

What makes my voice distinctive? What is the defining theme that shines through all I do? What is this thing being birthed in my heart? It’s with these questions in my mind that I took to writing my About page for this blog. I wanted to give those of you who do not know me … Read more

Just Launch: My Blog Gets a New Design

October 11, 2013 7

Yesterday you did not hear from me, and for good reason. I took my blogging time and dedicated it instead to the launching of a new design of the Under an Open Sky blog.  I am so very happy to share the new look with you! (If you are reading this via an email link … Read more

Progressing or Arriving

October 9, 2013 2

This morning allow me to share one, single thought for us to ponder together: To prosper is to make steady progress in every area of your life. Today I am prospering. Not because my “To Do” list is done. Not because of achievement or destination. I am prospering because I am keeping my feet moving. … Read more

To You: My Leaders, My Followers and Me

October 8, 2013 1

Strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. Hebrews 12:12-13 To you, my leaders Clear the path, make it straight, make it plain. Do you see us? We are following you. I am … Read more

The Honesty of Waking Thoughts

October 7, 2013 0

6 am “It is a sensitive time, this borderland between the long sleep of night and the immediacy of the day: one has been left behind, the other has not fully arrived. Ideas that have been at work in the mind may be clearer now than at any other time; but they are fragile, fleeting, … Read more

Be Kind to Thyself

October 5, 2013 1

{ photo credit } Weekend Thoughts This week marks the most blogging I’ve done in a long time! I began 31 Days to Glancing Back and Leaning Forward on Tuesday, along with the gang out at The Nester. I have loved writing my randomness all week. But this weekend, I am feeling my old friend, … Read more