Day Fourteen: I’m Begging You

Day Fourteen: I’m Begging You

What’s the difference between begging and praying? I was once taught that we pray so that our desires might align with God’s plans; in other words, prayer is a long slow submission. I don’t beg people, I mostly have begged God but usually with resignation. By the time...
Day Thirteen: Public Transportation

Day Thirteen: Public Transportation

I grew up on the sound of trains, which is probably why I like riding them so much. The rumble forward and the side to side roll of the carriages jostling along has always been comforting to me. Like a carriage of one hundred conversations I guess, that rumble always...
Day Twelve: Your Life’s Soundtrack

Day Twelve: Your Life’s Soundtrack

I remember talking out loud when I was young, in imaginary and practice conversations. I still do that, practice talking to the people who matter or the stories that are important to tell. I remember talking to God at five years old and I distinctly remember not...
Day Eight: Favourite Sound

Day Eight: Favourite Sound

I spent seven years living in a small cottage at the back of a friend’s farmhouse. It had a corrugated iron roof and a lining of builders paper between that and the vaulted wooden ceiling. It might sound grand but I could walk from one side to the next in ten steps....