The Nothing Space

The Nothing Space

The other day a poem poured out onto my computer screen.  I don’t know where the words came from but there they were.  I was in the middle of writing an email to a friend who is struggling with some unmanageable things in her life.  They are situations that she can’t do anything about…. except […]

Maya Angelou Reflects on the Voice of God

Maya Angelou Reflects on the Voice of God

I was so sad to hear about the passing of Maya Angelou. What an amazing woman she was. Everyone has a story about how she influenced them, and here’s mine. When I was a little girl in second grade, my teacher told my mom that I had a “poetic voice” in the stories I wrote […]

Your Wild and Precious Life

Your Wild and Precious Life

One of the biggest thrills of my life was seeing poet Mary Oliver at Marquette University last year. It was one of the “big” moments in life I thought would never happen. I’ve talked about how influential poetry has been for me, especially the Psalms. I think God reaches you wherever you are, and for […]