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Unveiled Faces

Veiled faces are all I see these days. Squinty, hungry eyes probing above the provisional cloth façade, always seeking something more. “Do I know you?” they inquire, searching for other  discernable characteristics, trying to form a portrait, without the most prominent feature. Like a puzzle with missing pieces. “Are you still there, as you were before? Because you now seem so far away. I miss your smile.” It has been easy to hide these last few months, hasn’t it? More than just mandates, we have perhaps become too adept at keeping to...
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Power Grab

What shall I say? So many things to say. I’ve been struggling with what to say, what to pray, during the course of the last few weeks, as riots and protests have broken out across the country, bitterly dividing it down racial, political, and ideological lines. Honestly, I’ve been guarding my heart and mind during these days. I am careful with them, what I let in and out, what I let influence me. There is so much division and strife circulating in the news and on social media. On any given day I feel a mix of emotions that range...
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Today is Tuesday

I have developed a funny little habit, somewhere at the start of each day, to announce aloud the day of week. Today is Tuesday. Today is Wednesday, and so forth. Since my schedule has been cleared of all activities, and the days of the weeks run together with little variation, I find it somehow comforting to announce what day it is. Coming up with the date is becoming increasingly harder. I read somewhere, “Is today Tuesday, or is it June?” That question reiterates my point. As if to take the game of...
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More Than Many Sparrows

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Matthew 10:29-31

  Recently a small Mexican dove flew into my kitchen window, landing dazed on the patio just outside the kitchen door. It lay there completely still. Not fluttering around, not flapping and floundering in despair. Quiet, motionless, and apparently in shock. I watched it carefully...
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