community, friendship, mail

Friendship Friday

I've been frequenting various coffee shops in the Denver area over the past few weeks or so, and they all seem so unique and different. Lily Chang © 2018 These places take on the personality of the designer, the people working there, the location, or a combination of different factors. You are all a part… Continue reading Friendship Friday

community, coffee shops, conversation

Conversation in Community

Before I was cast into the throws of the harshness and cruelness of reality, I loved chatting with people. A goal is to rekindle that love of talking with others and hearing their life stories. I might have mentioned here that I'm visiting at least one new (new to me, anyways) coffee shop a week.… Continue reading Conversation in Community

authentic, idiosyncracies, imperfections, mistakes, perfect

Proscribe Perfect

Yesterday, I had heard a guy share a bit about how he came to be at the church he's currently attending. He talked about some difficulties in finding a good fit. At one point, he said, "My wife has Tourette's [Syndrome], and I wrestle with playing well with others." That statement spoke volumes to me.… Continue reading Proscribe Perfect

celebrating differences, coffee shop, community

Differences Matter

One of my goals is to try at least one new coffee shop per week. I loved today's visit to Dirt Coffee Bar. I have no idea where that name came from, but I'm taken by the concept behind the shop: "People with differences deserve better." I love that. And, the non-profit organization practices what… Continue reading Differences Matter

gratitude, thankful, thanks

Delightful Wonders

It came to me earlier that I hadn't posted my gratitude list last week, as I had talked about doing weekly, here. Let me delay no more. This week, I'm thankful for: being able to seek cooler grounds, when it's hotter than Hades outside. possessing an automobile to maintain the family's hectic schedule. learning a… Continue reading Delightful Wonders

community, hope, love, writing

Willing

I'm writing adult fiction, magical realism specifically. My desire is to cultivate a community — whether in writing, here, or in person — where people can be transparent and real, while also giving hope, showing that love in all its complexity exists and inviting the imagination out to play. All I need from you is: be willing… Continue reading Willing