Interstices – The Potent Space between Intentions and Outcomes

Voices from the Margins

Carol A. Hand

When a seed, bulb or idea is planted

deep beneath the surface, unseen

it’s not easy to predict if it will ever blossom

Care and patience are essential

but they’re not always enough


Hopefully – a Hyacinth…


Engaging in the process of creating possibilities

through one’s everyday thoughts and actions

is a celebratory act of great courage

especially in times of darkness and repression


Kale and Broccoli Babies


Positive changes won’t happen

If no one is willing to risk the uncertainty of failure

and practice the patience and tenacity of stewardship

in the interstices between







I’m grateful for the left-over seeds and bulbs from last year that have germinated so far, for the friends who gave me encouraging feedback on Part I of my edited book manuscript, and for the students in yesterday’s class who had tears…

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Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Image by Darren MS

There is a single thread,

That runs through every life,

And binds us at the heart.

A web of life so intricate and fine,

A spider silk of spirit

With tensile strength to carry any grief

And share all joy.

Holding us with love

As we journey…

Together and alone,

Momentary touches

Woven and interweaving

Many and One

In a single dance.

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“Hold On To Me”


Do you remember one of our old hymns that tells us how to pray? the song goes…

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Thou art the Potter, I am the clay.
Mold me and make me after Thy will,
While I am waiting, yielded and still.
Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Search me and try me, Master, today!
Whiter than snow, Lord, wash me just now,
As in Thy presence humbly I bow.
Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Wounded and weary, help me, I pray!
Power, all power, surely is Thine!
Touch me and heal me, Savior divine.
Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Hold o’er my being absolute sway!
Fill with Thy Spirit till all shall see
Christ only, always, living in me.

when you put your life in the hand of God, do not…

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