The Giving Tree

Selfless love… absolutely selfless. No bounds, no chains… Just the free-form standing branches of a tree that loved a boy. “Climb me” calls the tree, branches open, leaves like fingers. “Swing from my branches, boy. Be happy.” And the boy does. And the boy is. Time passes. The boy no longer interested in swinging from […]

Life Where the Sidewalk Ends

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10   Shel Silverman said there was a wonderful, magical place that could only begin when the sidewalk ended. It was a part of the world untainted with neither concrete nor conformity. […]

Don’t Conform

    “No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. Luke 11:33   A knobby kneed girl with untamable freckles and inflatable ears trades her copy of […]