Today’s one-word prompt is MISSTEP.

We keep learning, trying our best; and sometimes, at least for me, that has meant beginning again in some way (a place, a goal), and not feeling the same confidence as with skills that are more familiar.  That’s OK.

Beginning with my garden journal last year was new for me, and this is a good place to learn.  Some days the photos are easy and other days I try many times.


garden journal
through the seasons
every photo a prayer


Luci Shaw’s memoir,  Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey, is excellent (2014, InterVarsity Press).  She writes: “This is a story with many stops and starts.  Some questions with no immediate answers.  Doubts that weigh heavily and are not easily resolved.  Many admissions of failure.  High hopes and purposes as well as detours and uncertainties.  And triumphs and revelations that sometimes overwhelm my astonished soul (pages 12-13).  Her official website also includes a selection of her poems, Luci’s poetry, and a Photo Gallery (copyright by Luci Shaw).

Ellen Grace Olinger

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