JANNA VANDERVEEN

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Watercolor of Open Window at Night with Two Moons She rose from her bed, Cobwebs in her head, And studied the light in her room. Through windows it played Pale fingers that splayed Dispelling the darkness and gloom. Like a fairy it called And she followed, enthralled Ensnared by its enticing tune She peered through her blinds Astonished to find Bright stars and the face of two moons. Two moons glowing pale As if hung on a scale… Read More

The unhindered imagination of children produces the cutest things. Yesterday, my five-year-old daughter created this drawing of herself, with brown hair (she’s convinced that’s the color it will be when she’s older), and a red, rocket backpack. But most notably, she’s flying. At Disney World,  a shop assistant sprinkled fairy dust in my daughter’s hair and promised her that if she made a wish, it would come true. You can imagine what I was thinking as she spoke, my eyes large as I subtly… Read More

My friend Sandy had a dream last night… I had the coolest dream last night. I was standing in the middle of chaos, trying to decide what to do about it. I heard God speak. He said, “Come & look at it from this standpoint.” I turned toward Him, stepped into a bubble of pure love & looked through the bubble; it became like a contact lense to my vision. Looking through love everything looked different. I… Read More