Thoroughly Alive

We must hunger after the beautiful and the good...


Small graces

These are the small graces,The little moments when the miracles come. These are the small graces, Small graces leading me to the larger ones. Small graces surely have a meaning, Beyond their merely passing by, They're a reminder to the heart, There's more to life than meets the eye...

-Bob Bennett

My graces:

A day away in the deepest mountains.

A novel that restored my conviction that writing is not a slight, peripheral thing in the eyes of God, but a gift I craft for my culture.

Your comments on my last post. Maybe God wishes with all his heart that we would rise up and make his beauty known.

A dove grey storm, wings spread over the foothills, and air like coolest water.

Open windows.

A note from a new friend that set joy in my soul.


A new George MacDonald book discovered.

Fresh possibility for my future.

Lemon blueberry muffins. And a cappuccino from the tiny local shop that makes the best coffee in town.

I'm off to the mountains....