Tag: Truth

Obviously

I took my first bow today, my stage the worn, deep rose carpet of First United Church in Waterloo. I bowed three times, once with my fellow soloist and twice with the rest of the Laurier Singers. It felt utterly strange and a little… Continue Reading “Obviously”

Living a Bestseller (Why You Don’t Actually Want to & Why We Honour the Ones Who Did)

I hope you read every word, but if you’re short on time, read all the one sentence paragraphs. They carry an article all their own.

Spoken Word (Psst! You Can Listen or Read)

Feeling risky, I decided to get my Grade 8 writing class to write spoken word poetry, except I barely knew how to describe spoken word poetry. I played various samples for them and recited one of my own. I asked a couple friends who… Continue Reading “Spoken Word (Psst! You Can Listen or Read)”

Expectations

It’s a heavy word, representing a stringent kind of hope. Expectations reflect a mind choosing a certain set of outcomes and leaving little space for any other possibilities. Expectations can bring excitement and anticipation, but they can also lead to frustration and claustrophobia. Expectations… Continue Reading “Expectations”

A Confession, a Soul Song, and a Blessing

Dear you, There were many ways I was going to start this post. I thought about the angel host and their audacious message to the shepherds, “Glory to God in the Highest and on earth, peace, good will toward men.” I spent a whole… Continue Reading “A Confession, a Soul Song, and a Blessing”