Commando

I woke up with the number 8 screaming through my body. Oh man, I thought I’m not going to make it to yoga. Not when I’m an eight. So, I told myself don’t go—stay in bed and ease into the day another way. Buddy was up though and anxiously pawing at me. Let’s get the party started he insisted. Knowing he’d eventually wear me down I gingerly made my way to the kitchen. On the counter were the three pennies I’d found the day before. Three I thought—let’s make that […]

I woke up with the number 8 screaming through my body. Oh man, I thought I’m not going to make it to yoga. Not when I’m an eight. So, I told myself don’t go—stay in bed and ease into the day another way. Buddy was up though and anxiously pawing at me. Let’s get the party started he insisted. Knowing he’d eventually wear me down I gingerly made my way to the kitchen. On the counter were the three pennies I’d found the day before. Three I thought—let’s make that [...]Keep reading...

The Right Word At the Right Time

We were rolling out our mats when the lady next to me said, “I hate the long holds.” I laughed knowing that’s what we were in for. “I don’t mind anymore,” I said trying to be upbeat.  “I had an MRI yesterday and when the tech pulled me out of the tube she asked if I did yoga.  When I said yes, she said she thought that was why I was able to be still for so long.  Yep, I’m good at corpse pose I told her.” With that I […]

We were rolling out our mats when the lady next to me said, “I hate the long holds.” I laughed knowing that’s what we were in for. “I don’t mind anymore,” I said trying to be upbeat.  “I had an MRI yesterday and when the tech pulled me out of the tube she asked if I did yoga.  When I said yes, she said she thought that was why I was able to be still for so long.  Yep, I’m good at corpse pose I told her.” With that I [...]Keep reading...

I’m Well, Thank You!

I dragged myself to church Sunday morning like a bag lady pulling a wagon of worry. It had taken me a long time to get going when I woke up. I was stiff and sore after a bad fall skiing the day before. Moving like lava wasn’t the pace I’d wanted on a day when I needed a jump start. I was cold and discovered the brand new furnace wasn’t working. A hot shower for your aching body is only a temporary comfort when you can’t get your house warm. […]

I dragged myself to church Sunday morning like a bag lady pulling a wagon of worry. It had taken me a long time to get going when I woke up. I was stiff and sore after a bad fall skiing the day before. Moving like lava wasn’t the pace I’d wanted on a day when I needed a jump start. I was cold and discovered the brand new furnace wasn’t working. A hot shower for your aching body is only a temporary comfort when you can’t get your house warm. [...]Keep reading...

Crime Time

The upside to getting emails on your cell phone is that while you’re waiting for something, like your turn in line, you can stay caught up with your mail.  The downside is that you can wind up spoiling your wait time.  That happened for me last week in conjunction with a penny find. I’d stopped at Starbucks in the face of a long afternoon feeling the need for more caffeine.  While waiting for my turn at the counter I saw an email from my Dad come in that I thought […]

The upside to getting emails on your cell phone is that while you’re waiting for something, like your turn in line, you can stay caught up with your mail.  The downside is that you can wind up spoiling your wait time.  That happened for me last week in conjunction with a penny find. I’d stopped at Starbucks in the face of a long afternoon feeling the need for more caffeine.  While waiting for my turn at the counter I saw an email from my Dad come in that I thought [...]Keep reading...

Bulletproof

My most interesting penny find this week came on a prayer walk I went on after reading the news about a fatal shooting here in town two days before.  I’d inadvertently driven by the scene of the crime while the police were investigating so I was curious about what had happened.  The yellow tape, flashing lights, and startled bystanders was a bit frightening but I’d assumed it was a robbery not a homicide.  I was wrong.  When I left the house to walk I was sorry I’d read the story.  […]

My most interesting penny find this week came on a prayer walk I went on after reading the news about a fatal shooting here in town two days before.  I’d inadvertently driven by the scene of the crime while the police were investigating so I was curious about what had happened.  The yellow tape, flashing lights, and startled bystanders was a bit frightening but I’d assumed it was a robbery not a homicide.  I was wrong.  When I left the house to walk I was sorry I’d read the story.  [...]Keep reading...

Trust Me – The Whole Penny Story

Pennies found on a prayer walk are always my favorite for sentimental reasons because it was on my daily outing five years ago that the penny finding started – a penny, or more, a day for five years now.  It’s wild the way pennies come to me and if you’re someone who has hung out with me for any length of time you know this to be true. If you’ve ever been on my prayer walk with me you also know how tightly I hold on to those pennies. My […]

Pennies found on a prayer walk are always my favorite for sentimental reasons because it was on my daily outing five years ago that the penny finding started - a penny, or more, a day for five years now.  It’s wild the way pennies come to me and if you’re someone who has hung out with me for any length of time you know this to be true. If you’ve ever been on my prayer walk with me you also know how tightly I hold on to those pennies. My [...]Keep reading...

Ever Present

Monday, when I flipped the calendar to the weeks’ schedule my heart skipped a beat but not with excitement over Valentine’s Day.  After being out of town, re-orienting to the needs at home had me feeling weary on the spot.  The week would start with high school visits to observe programs for Chase and end with his triennial IEP.  In English, this is Morse code for an “Individual Education Plan” built around results from more tests than an evil biology teacher would give. Chase is the one who deserves a word of encouragement […]

Monday, when I flipped the calendar to the weeks’ schedule my heart skipped a beat but not with excitement over Valentine’s Day.  After being out of town, re-orienting to the needs at home had me feeling weary on the spot.  The week would start with high school visits to observe programs for Chase and end with his triennial IEP.  In English, this is Morse code for an “Individual Education Plan” built around results from more tests than an evil biology teacher would give. Chase is the one who deserves a word of encouragement [...]Keep reading...