Ash Wednesday

“You Have Something On Your Forehead”- What is the Deal with Ash Wednesday?

Today is Ash Wednesday, a Holy Day of prayer that begins the season of Lent. If you, like me, didn’t grow up observing Ash Wednesday, here are a few things … Continue reading “You Have Something On Your Forehead”- What is the Deal with Ash Wednesday?

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

Work? Maybe I should Just Lay Down For Awhile…

On the way to take my 13-year-old to the orthodontist today, I sighed and said, “It is 1:30 and I have yet to do any work.” (non kid work, that … Continue reading Work? Maybe I should Just Lay Down For Awhile…

Light Sower

I sat across from her, one older and wiser than me; one who had studied deeper, walked with God longer.  I told her my story. I pulled back the thick … Continue reading Light Sower

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”

The Untouchable One

I sat on my sister’s back patio with my book, Arms Open Wide, in my hands. I was prayerfully, soberly seeking God’s guidance as to which chapter to read the … Continue reading The Untouchable One

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

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

When It Seems God Has Walked Right Out of the Room

“Just when I thought God had walked out of the room..” I once said to a friend through my tears, “He showed up.” I remembered this moment today as I … Continue reading When It Seems God Has Walked Right Out of the Room

Learning to Give Good Gifts

“I love you so much.  Please don’t choose this path,” I said to my son as tears ran down my cheeks. And in the middle of this moment of the … Continue reading Learning to Give Good Gifts