I have discovered that something is awakened through failure, tragedy, and disappointment. It is a place of learning and potential creativity. In such moments you can get lost in despair or denial, or you can recognize the failure and run toward the hope of something new.

How do you run towards hope?

Be a trout

“Be a trout instead,” I said. “Endeavor to go upstream into the tributaries and find clear, pure waters. Create upstream, and then what you create will affect the whole stream.” ~ Makoto Fujimura

Do you travel upstream?

Wondering eyes

On a recent morning I was enjoying my coffee on the porch when I noticed a tree across the street. Forsythia was done blooming, what yellow blooming tree could this be? No tree I discovered as the yellow dots flew away two by two — eight goldfinches!

With what splash of color has nature caught you by surprise?


Poetry, the most ancient form of prayer, is a necessary medicine for our times: a companion through difficulty; a guide when we are lost; a salve when we are wounded; and a conduit to an inner source of joy, freedom and insight. ~ Kim Rosen

What is poetry to you?

Pause, play, breathe, pray

40 cards to stop, slow down, have fun and connect with God and each other. Maybe there is a place for a Pause during the day, or maybe you Pause whenever someone is worried, bored, or cranky.

How do you Pause, Play, Breathe and Pray?

If you like to know more about the cards or how to order, click resource page . Thank you Shana, Alison, Katie, Michelle, Rachel and Sarah for such great fun collaborating.