Never showing up where you expect In a coffee shop or a party Surprising in the serendipity And the joie d’vivre.. Easy to love Differences make no difference Porous souls welcome you in And invite a closeness uncommon When most erect walls And dig moats to protect, These friends lay bricks that Lead straight to... Continue Reading →

Living As An Exile

It was a Farmer's Market in a large Central Valley city.  A full block of fruits and vegetables, hand made baskets, dog treats, nuts, and cheese.  An adjacent parking lot was completely full of cars on this Saturday morning.  Shorts, tee shirts, jeans, and other casual attire were the dress code. And there!  She stood out.... Continue Reading →

Playing Church

I remembered being awed when a new family started worshiping at my childhood church.   They were lifetime missionaries in Africa, and they had come home in order to get nursing degrees.  The degrees were part of a strategy to be better prepared to serve the African people they loved. During their time in the... Continue Reading →

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