Author Archives: cjpjordan

About cjpjordan

A poet, a writer, an artist, a thinker, a musician and occasionally a skeptic, when I'm not teaching or traveling, I love to read and write and play the ukelele. I'm loving life with my Little Wonder--his energy and joy for life is contagious. He makes me believe and hope again. I don't want to forget these moments that pass so quickly so I have decided to write them down for posterity and for you to enjoy.

The Red Flower Of Wisdom

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. –Victor Hugo NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month), my nemesis, my old friend, has whisked me away to places and spaces unknown yet again. The prompt … Continue reading

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Lost: One Cool, Calm and Collected Mama

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.  –May Sarton This post has been sitting in my draft pile for over a year. I don’t know why I hesitated posting it. … Continue reading

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We Are Family

 (Photo credit: Tracy Kaye Photography. Paintings by Syrian refugee children) Through a God guided set of circumstances and connections, Tracy and I are privileged to be able to interview four Syrian families tomorrow for a video we are putting together. … Continue reading

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Seeking the Good

The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.  —Frederick Buechner I know this blog is about  life with Ev, but sometimes a brief diversion is necessary. Of course, this … Continue reading

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The Grace of Grandmas

 It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.      –Christopher Morley My poor mom has been suffering with sickness since Christmas day. She is still too sick to go out, so we have … Continue reading

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The Gateway of Gratitide

Every day Ev and I begin our day with “Yay God!” I start off with something like ” Yay God for the rain because now the grass is so green!” Ev follows with “Yay God for the beautiful leaves in … Continue reading

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It’s All About That Grace

Yesterday was Evan’s last day of summer school. Putting him in summer school for a five week session turned out to be an idea of sheer brilliance. Because he is changing schools, the opportunity to become familiar with the building … Continue reading

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A Triple Shot of Wonder

“To see a world in a grain of sand And a Heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. –William Blake I told the woman at the coffee shop it … Continue reading

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And It’s Gratitude For The Win

Gratitude…takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what … Continue reading

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On Creating New Vocabulary

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ― Mother Teresa Why is it I always find myself in the midst of busyness? Even on vacation sometimes I find myself rushing to pack … Continue reading

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