The Journey

As we begin a new year together, I want to share the words of this poem with you. It is written by Jan Richardson. For Those Who Have Far to Travel An Epiphany Blessing If you could see the journey whole you might never undertake it; might never dare the […]

Seagull

When God Doesn’t Fix It

I’ve lived with chronic illness for more than ten years now, and during that time have come to realize that for many of us – not just for me – life is complicated. It seemed to me, when I first got sick, that the loss and pain caused by my […]

Silhouette of woman standing alone in a field at sunrise

Reflections

A world in quarantine changed us all, I think, in big and small ways. We’ve heard about wild life returning, the clearing of the skies, people singing on balconies. Personally, I find it hard to articulate the subtle changes I sense in myself after months of forced seclusion. Stopping for […]

A sunlit garden with iris flowers in the foreground

Abide

This morning my garden looked beautiful – full of promise. Japanese irises, discovered at a community plant sale last spring, unfurled in a show of purple. I bought five clusters, but only two have rooted deeply enough to bloom this summer. Roots: living things that must push hard in a […]

Landscape silhouette and sunset

Beauty

With tugs and twists of grey yarn, I fashion a heel for my knitted sock, whiling away the time that, some days, feels endless. I miss seeing others face to face. Although I know I should be anxious for nothing, I struggle. Some days it’s overwhelming to have so little […]

A lighthouse over calm water at sunrise

Devotional for those in Isolation

When COVID-19 hit, I grabbed a devotional book I often turn to in times of trouble, but noticed right away that it wasn’t relevant for this unique time, since it assumed readers were going “out into the world” each day. So, I began writing prayers for my own use and […]