With large, cold, graceful

hands that reach for me,

my enemy pursues.

I can hear pants,

rapid footfalls

behind me.

Run to the rooftop,

Jesus calls from the next rooftop-

“Come over here!”

my stomach a fist,

My mind screams “hesitate!”

Is this my visual cliff,

or will I gain superpowers and spring

one building to another?

No time for questions.

I jump.

Vague remembrance of

Peter walking on the water-

‘Don’t look down, just look at Jesus”

magnetic pull screams for me to

look down,

conflict funnel dances in my midsection,

then I am across,

clutching His hand.


We Are Fragile Things

Nesbit and Gibley

Yes, our people have done the greatest things.
They’ve explored the deepest trenches,
Climbed the highest mountains,
Even travelled to the moon and back.

But we can be fragile things,
Broken by folly and fault,
Taken by tide and turbulence,
Wrought by death and accident.

And we can be mended,
Healed by truth and trust,
Bandaged by season and time,
Recovered by friends and family.

We are fragile things
Broken by loss and fixed with love.

Kintsugi (also known as kintsukuroi) is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer dusted with gold or silver. You may have seen these bowls or vases and they have these beautiful veins of colour across them, where the pottery has been put back together.

This art inspired this piece. I love the idea that something strong, like a bowl or vase, can be broken quite easily, and while one might toss it aside, the other fixes it, and does so…

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All About Healthy Choices

I recently posted a picture of 4 FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS visible from my GYM’s parking lot. The point was to show CONVENIENCE; a major factor contributing to our obesity epidemic.


Today I opened the weekly circular which displayed the following 7 ADS:


Where is the DECENCY and HUMAN COMPASSION for a problem that continues to escalate out of control?




This is legalized “FOOD PUSHING” that increases food addiction with dangerous consequences. Everywhere we turn (newspapers, TV, shopping stores, highway exits, etc…) we face these destructive products that tempt us the same way drugs tempt drug addicts and alcohol products tempt alcoholics.

Denying this reality continues to spread this epidemic we currently face. To rely on the fast food industry (as a sector) to grow the wealth of our economy is a sad commentary. It is a source of great PAIN and…

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Two Different Views of America

The Light Breaks Through


I honestly thought I was done writing on race for a while.  Naïve enough to believe that maybe things were getting better.  And then like the video clip in the opening of this post from the Godfather, events of the past week pull me back in.  Two more shootings.  More protest and the racial tension is heightened even further.

“They have the unique ability to listen to one story and understand another.”
― Pandora Poikilos, Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

I found myself watching a segment of the Bill O’Reilly show. As the details of the shooting in Charlotte were being uncovered, Mr. O’Reilly had a civil rights attorney as his guest.  They were discussing the events of the shooting.  One observation Mr. O’Reilly made was striking.  He said, “Well, we have to trust that the police’s information is correct.”  That is the heart of the problem with…

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All About Healthy Choices


We live in a world dominated by powerful people and large industries. We search for our roles within this behemoth structure to create a life that satisfies our everyday needs. Most people believe they are such small entities within these massive conglomerations, they are unable to influence or affect outcomes. This overwhelming attitude reduces many people’s vision of LIFE to mere SURVIVAL.


What would happen if we focused on our individual lives based on the ethics and morals we chose to live by? Would that provide a better perspective about ourselves including our wants and our needs. By reducing the focus to “ONE,” would it become more realistic to believe a better quality of life could be achievable? Would it become easier to establish new patterns of healthier living?

Does a healthy breakfast require significantly more time than…

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In partnership with Circulon Turmeric, black pepper and healthy fats are best friends when it comes to nutrient bioavailability to the body. You may already use this almost magical combination in something like my Spiced Golden Turmeric Milk, but here it is used with naturally gluten-free chickpea flour (besan/gram) to make crisp-edged filling farinata (savory […]

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