Embrace the Underpainting

Freedom thought: embrace the underpainting.     Few people know but the most exquisite paintings with the richest colors and deepest depths are the ones whose creator took the time for an underpainting; that is, the seemingly nonsensical color scheme first painted underneath the finished piece. The Mona Lisa?  I’d bet $50 that she started … Continue reading

Guarding What?

Recently I went on a walk with a friend through Central Park. We talked about our lives and selves and enjoyed getting to know each other, as the friendship is new. I’ve started to realize that I have guards that I put up around people; friends that I let close get pushed right back away … Continue reading

Letter to myself.

Post-Undergrad I participated in an education program and got my master’s degree. Getting a degree in education allows for some pretty creative people to lift rocks that we otherwise wouldn’t recognize or think to peer beneath and show you the undersides and tiny nooks of human thinking–such is an integral skill for one pursuing to develop … Continue reading

Suspense, Suspended, and Hanging Out

Recently I have been in a state of inner turmoil about “next steps” in my life. After begrudgingly teaching for a year and a half then willfully and obediently serving my heart out in the classroom for a year and a half after that I reached a long prayed for moment when I THINK God … Continue reading

Barefoot is a state of mind…

It occurred to me that not every possible reader of this blog might have the physical freeedom to walk…I’m not into modifying thoughts or opinions to be pc as I find it to be the wedge that keeps us from forever closing gaps of discrimination–but that will be another post another day–but it seemed apropos … Continue reading

Humble Intentions

  “How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation,  And  says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” “ (Isaiah 52:7 NASB) These little feet bring good news… Your God reigns! This blog is meant to chronicle the incredible … Continue reading