Tag Archives: new eyes

“I and You”

Every now and then I have a moment when I forget I am in Seattle.  I’ll stop and remind myself that the Puget Sound is my home, or that “Pacific Northwest” is my commonplace, or even that “WA” instead of “IA” is what I put on my return address. It’s not that I’m day dreaming, […]

stating the obvious/be something

Be something Please pray for me to Our Lord that, instead of merely writing something, I may be something, and indeed that I may so fully be what I ought to be that there may be no further necessity for me to write, since the mere fact of being what I ought to be would be more […]

Patient Trust

Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of all progress that it is […]

Flailing arms and spider webs

Walking out the door this morning, I ran into a spider web.  Not just any spider web, this one.  For a moment I went through that flailing arm phase that everyone goes through when they walk through and invisible web–throwing my arms up, wiping my face off, trying to figure out what just happened. Then, […]

Caffeine & Compassion.

This morning I woke up extra early so I could sit on my spot on the couch, look at the windows and watch the world wake up, and enjoy a hot cup of coffee. Tuesday mornings usually make this possible, because I staff meetings which start later in the morning. So, I get to take […]

1. You are Creative.

The artist is not a special person; each one of us is a special kind of artist. I, Kelsey, play with words and phrases and letters and punctuation as a child plays with Lego’s, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Barbie Dolls…with each letter and word having a place, a spot, a connection to something around it, a […]

“12 Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking”

I’ve seen this article posted around several different sites recently, and it got me thinking…before reading anything else in this post, I sincerely invite you to read through Michael Michalko’s work on: Creative Thinking. 1. You are creative. 2. Creative thinking is work. 3. You must go through the motions of being creative. 4. Your […]

Thoughts on Enough.

[I’ve posted a picture to accompany the following thoughts; The Daily Divine.] My first winter in Seattle has not yet disappointed. In one week’s time, the Seattle area has been pounded with more snow than it usually experiences in an entire winter. It has been labeled as a “Winter Squall”, “Snowmageddon “, and it has been the […]

Embracing this Life with New Eyes

This is an article I am writing for the Mukilteo Becon–for their weekly Worship Column. A little early, this will appear in the January 4th issue, but nevertheless, here are a few thoughts I’ve been pondering with the “resolution” hype underway.  I’ve heard the saying, “You can tell a lot about a person by their…shoes, or […]