Category Archives: Flourishing

Alive and Growing

Your Ceiling, Their Floor

On Thursday evening July 14, I sat in a local church listening to the heart of a missionary couple. This couple, William and Larisa, called to the Middle East, does grass roots ministry with the flexibility and nimbleness of a … Continue reading

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A Pop of Red

The power of red is unmistakeable. Recently I read about a photographer who entered many photo contests and never seemed to win. He did some visual research of the winning entries and noted they all contained a pop of red. … Continue reading

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Highlight Of My Day!

This week I have been attending a photography workshop on creating a Fine Art Book. Yes, I am capitalizing those three words. What I am learning is beyond just printing up a book of pictures. Oh yah! Streeeeeeetch! Do you … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful is About to Happen!

Wednesday morning found me winding my way down Mukilteo Boulevard toward a favorite trailhead. It is mostly a residential neighborhood except for one cluster of commercial buildings. J-Lee Floors has been there for years. In front of this store is a … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

Have you ever been around someone who is so secure in their identity that the more you are with them the more they affirm who you are? My Uncle Gene Horton was like that. Physically, he was one of the … Continue reading

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And the meaning of good is…?

Many years ago as a twelve year old girl, I accompanied my father to a nearby city where he had been asked to preach. Before the service, we were invited to dinner at a parishioner’s home. While my dad and … Continue reading

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Who is Good?

Yesterday as I parked my car in the downtown corridor, I saw it on the car in the next stall. Right there starring straight at me with a halo over its floppy ears was the graphic design of a dog … Continue reading

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Dancing into the Glory

When you have a history as an academic librarian, you tend to live with books scattered throughout your space. Last night as I was de-booking a corner, I found an old diary (as the Brits say). Paging through the year 2004, … Continue reading

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Show Me Your Glory

It was a long weekend in the land of limited wi-fi. Rather than drive in pursuit of service, I just frolicked in all the greenness pressed up against the Cascade Range.  The pre-written posts were allowed to languish on my … Continue reading

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Will You Settle for Good?

What’s not to like about good? Plenty, if you look at the following list. Good is a four letter word? It is not as good as better or best. Why settle for good when you can have the best? It … Continue reading

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