In Creative Hands

Tuesday night I made a purse out of loose ends I found around the house. I cut the body out of the legs of black cotton jeans, discarded when I was 40 pounds heavier. The zipper I ripped out of a fanny pack on which “Gold Strike” was embroidered. I don’t know what that phrase …

Wanting What We Don’t Want

In a March, 2001 quote, Christian philosopher Dallas Willard says, “One of the hardest points to get past in spiritual formation is that in order for me to be spiritually transformed, I have to want to not want what I now want.” I thought of this yesterday when I realized that a part of me …