The Glorious Muddle
glimpses of grace in the messiness of life

April 29, 2021

Green Pastures, Still Waters

Every morning, at least now that summer weather has come, I take my walk early, in the cool of the morning. Before I go to my parents’ place to dispense their medication. Before I sit down at my computer to begin my writing/tutoring/revising work. Before life interrupts.


April 9, 2021

Imagination v. Knowledge

Image by Jackie Ramirez from Pixabay

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Sounds like something Picasso or Pollock might have said, doesn’t it? It may surprise you (but probably not, since you see the photo above) that this comes from one of the world’s greatest minds. Albert Einstein spoke these words in an interview published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1929, and later they appeared in his own writings.


March 29, 2021

When Good Friday wasn’t Good

Today at the gym, my husband was asked what’s good about Good Friday. It’s an honest question. After all, we commemorate the brutal death of the sinless lamb of God on “Good” Friday.


March 11, 2021

One Year Later

Photo by Mike Labrum on Unsplash

One year ago today, I left work to go to the funeral of a friend’s mom, thinking my spring break had been doubled to two weeks because of the coronavirus. When I went through the receiving line at the church, I wasn’t sure if I should reach out to hug my friend or stand awkwardly and offer my condolences. My friend hugged me. That was the last time I’ve hugged someone outside my family. One year ago.

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February 22, 2021

Spring is Coming!

It’s been a long, hard winter. Many of you are still right smack in the middle of it. But here’s some good news: Spring is right around the corner! The thought of it makes me feel a little freer.