It’s been a rough week here.  

On Wednesday my parents stopped by on their way home from wintering in Florida and by Thursday my Mom was in our local hospital having tested positive for both type A and B Influenza.  They hope to move her out of the ICU today, but it will be a long road to recovery as she is a cancer survivor and transplant recipient – her health is often precarious on the best of days.   

After rising to the crisis (she went into septic shock that first night), I found myself whirling and wrote to a friend, “I’m having a hard time holding on to my center.”  In the writing of those words, this thought came like a love note slipped into my pocket. 

Truth has a way of flipping perception on its head, revealing the inside-out of a circumstance or, if you will, the often wrongness of my thinking.  Maybe you also are in need of such a reversal?  


You do not hold

the Center,

it holds you.

Do you see

the difference?

It is not your job

to grasp and cling.

Yours is to rest,


Each sorrow,

each joy is a

passing breeze

swaying the 


that holds you. 


Welcome to the #SmallWonder link-up.

What if we chose to deliberately look for the small moments of wonder, the small sparks of presence, of delight or sorrow, of true humanity in which we meet God? 

That’s my proposal – that we gather here each week to share one moment of Wonder from each of our days.  

You’re invited to link-up a brief post about a small moment of wonder.  Don’t worry if your post is too long, too short, or not just right – you’re welcome to come as you are. 

While you’re here, please do take a look around and encourage at least one other blogger with a comment.  


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