Idolatry of the Heart: Introduction

I’m beginning a series titled, “Idolatry of the Heart” based on the readings of classic fiction and my own personal insight. I hope to someday take this series and turn it into a book about the pitfalls of idolatrous love, specifically that of a co-dependent nature. If you have not read the novels which I…

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

I have a friend who has this serious thing for baking. It’s a delightful thing. She shares all sorts of delicious (and nutritious) recipes with me. She has tested and perfected this particular recipe over the last year and the end product is a tantalizing fall treat. I feel the need to bless you all with it. You’re…

Sweet Potato Porridge

I’ve been on a strict paleo diet for the month of October, trying to eliminate certain food groups to see if I have an intolerance to any. Dairy and grains are my nemesis. I grew up over-consuming both, so it took my body a while to re-establish what is healthy vs. what is toxic. And…

Received

 Hearts;        bleeding,             beating,                  reeling, word speeding, meaning:            seeing is believing. I look, your eye meeting mine;                is this the thing?            the…

The Golden Wood

We were surrounded by a golden wood. Walking, gazing; in silence we took in the majestic landscape. What must it have been like to have experienced the Earth, before man tainted it? The trees surpassed our height by feet and feet, reaching toward the Heavens, reaching; for their Creator. Do the trees know God? Do…

Chicago to Manitowoc (via water taxi)

It was almost said in a dream. A few weeks prior, the Marine Operations manager and The Chicago Water Taxi Manager, my boss, pulled me aside at our Captain’s dinner. I had no idea what they were planning to say, my imagination was getting the best of me. “We would like to congratulate you on…