Cowardly Lion: Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder? Courage! What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage! What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the “ape” in apricot? What have they got that I ain’t got?
DorothyScarecrowTin Woodsman: Courage!
Cowardly Lion: You can say that again! Huh?

Wizard of Oz


I’ve discovered that the biggest dose

of courage comes when one must believe in the something within themselves

working within a larger plan.

Not just for one’s own gain.

It takes courage to swallow a trust this big.

It takes courage to believe it is right to trust ones’ desires.

It takes courage to act on ones’ internal knowing

and not be thwarted by external influences.

It takes others encouragement to build ones’ trust to be courageous~


‘Need brings us together; that makes need sacred. 

If a person did not have some kind of thirst,

would they ever approach you on their own?….

Become an oasis for all things. For the finite is a tree growing into the infinite’ hafiz


I have need for home.

The biggest driving desire from the two years traveling and teaching is to build home.


believe it or not,

not (all) for ourselves.

This wouldn’t have come before down under.

This wouldn’t have come had the boys not flown the nest one by one; earlier than expected.

This wouldn’t have happened if John hadn’t been standing alongside, every step of the way.

And it most definitely wouldn’t have happened if a community hadn’t begun to build around me,

believing in me, cheering for me, and often unbeknownst to them, holding me up.

This need of mine comes because it is time, there is need beyond my own for it,

and I get to be the hands and feet that bring it to life.

Home. For more than ourselves.









For those in need now,

and for generations to come.

Join in the courageous need~

in love.