Stupidity, Bad Luck, and the Power of Prayer

There was no initial sound that happened as my foot missed the side of that porch step; no audible snap, pop, or crack. It was anyone’s guess what i’d done but i knew it wasn’t good. I had a plate of beans and rice in my hand and before i knew it, it was on …

Thank You Lord

A cold front had come in, making it 90 instead of 100. It felt unusually cool to my Texan skin, used to the heat radiating from everything the sun touched as if each object not in shadow was a stove. I sat on the front porch and watched the sun set. For the first time …

Satellite Internet

I was torn. With the introduction of indoor laundry and satellite internet it seemed i was moving away from the old fashioned ways of doing things that i had sought to return to in the first place. It felt wrong and dirty to be moving towards bringing technology to my little slice of wilderness. However, …

God’s Grace

I’d been told by many people that change was the only constant in life. I wasn’t sure if i quite identified with that statement. I felt God’s grace was also a constant in my life so i wasn’t sure if i could say with any confidence that i understood “change” to be the only ever-present …

The Arrival of Little One

In early December on a sunny day i got a bit of news i had been waiting for. I had been praying to God feverishly for one specific thing in the darkness of the morning hours every day and in early December 2019 God answered my prayer. My sweet friend was blessed with a healthy …

Evening Chats with God

There were moments in which the light was perfect and everything was still. The birds were quiet and the song of the coyote was absent from the air. Humans could recreate many things but these moments were not one of them. It was in this quiet perfect stillness illuminated in the kind of light movie …

The Laundry Line

When i first moved out to the homestead i did not bring my washer and dryer. I left them back at the apartment for a few months. When my friend and her husband could help me move the units with their trailer, they joined me. Only problem? The tiny house had a stacked unit in …