Containing Nothing

. sadness grieving loss letting go letting go and letting go again... of all that has been so tightly held so closely monitored so badly wanted into nothing a box of nothing nothing in the box open empty vacant feelings... exhausted, depleted, desolate, deflated, dead must be the perfect place to start because this is…

Happy BirthDay!

Today is my 49th BirthDay...I call it my 7 times 7. This is an auspicious BirthDay for me...a time to review and renew. Most folks look at the big-oh's (30,40,50...) as turning points. For me, they go in 7 year stints. So, as I prepare to move forward...I also look back. These are some of…

Midland Lutheran College Alumni Choir

* * * * * * *Hello to my many extended family members through the choirs at Midland Lutheran College. It was such a blessing to see and hear you all again at the Midland Lutheran College Alumni Choir Reunion in April of 2008! I cannot express the depths to which your singing touched my…

Simple Little Things

I returned to Fremont, NE five years ago to watch my dad direct the alumni choir at Midland Lutheran College, where he worked for so long. They sang for Baccalaureate. It was the first time I had returned there in 25 years.I just cried and cried, as I understood how the deep love for God…

Released

Released"I can feel things," he saidas he loaded his carfull of items I've found useless,things that will help his familyresettle in this new place."In the city, I can feel so many things going on.Alabama is the place I wanna live.I don't feel things there."and as he drove offwith mattress tied to the top,ironing board, desks,…

PODCAST: Ideo Gloria in Excelsis Deo

IDEOThis is the stuff I was spoon-fed on as a little girl. With my father being a college choir director, particularly at a Lutheran college in the Midwest, songs to God in Latin were quite the norm. I relish this music, and it sends me heavenward.I've added to my podcast, the song "Ideo Gloria in…