Longing for a Silent Night

“I hate to feel this way about the holidays,” a friend recently said to me, “but I wish it was over.” I admit to struggling with this tension too. Sometimes, … Continue reading Longing for a Silent Night

Valentines Day Boxes and Crafts

Valentine’s Day Boxes and Tired Moms

Moms. We love our kids. We are anxious. And we are ready to meddle.

How mindfulness helps with stress

What is Your “Default” in Times of Stress?

This week, I made a promise to myself to take steps to get out of my lizard brain by using mindfulness. And there are lots of ways to get there!

Snapping Turtle Grace

“Do you like it here?” I asked my 17-year-old daughter. We were in New Orleans for a few days on a college tour. “Yes,” she said. “I do.” The light … Continue reading Snapping Turtle Grace

Grace Until the Cows Come Home

When I was a kid, someone gave my siblings and me a blue, plastic trumpet. Thanks to World Cup Soccer, I now know that blue, plastic horn has a name- … Continue reading Grace Until the Cows Come Home

Mercy is like…

Some questions are heavy. Soul stirring. They speak to the depth of who we are and our place in the world. The first time I remember feeling this was as … Continue reading Mercy is like…

Comfort for the “Survivors”

“That it is rough out there and chancy is no surprise. Every live thing is a survivor on a kind of extended bivouac. But at the same time we are … Continue reading Comfort for the “Survivors”

Bruised and Exhausted

She was in some serious trouble. It was her first pregnancy and she was young, so very young. How many times each day did her hand rest protectively over her … Continue reading Bruised and Exhausted

A Little Love-n-Light to Go With Your Cup O’ Joe

Who doesn’t love a freebie? (Especially when a cup of coffee can cost four bucks. How crazy is that?) I have a lot of new readers to the blog so … Continue reading A Little Love-n-Light to Go With Your Cup O’ Joe

Bread of Life

I wear a pendant around my neck that is precious to me.  It is a silver casting of an ancient seal my friend Dr. Gabriel Barkay found as he sifted … Continue reading Bread of Life

Seeking Silence

The month of May felt like it lasted for half a year. Day after day, I careened from one responsibility to the next- always running behind, always in danger of … Continue reading Seeking Silence

Featured Devotional At Faithgateway.com

I am the featured devotional today at Faithgateway.com.  Please take a moment to check out “Light of the World”.