I can’t stand not being able to find stuff. Since I consider myself to be a highly organized individual, it’s an affront to my mental well-being to be unable to locate something. Case in point: A couple weeks ago my husband asked, “Where is the soil analysis the Co-Op did a month ago?” I knew … Continue reading Putting Stuff Away
Who knew that finding your own voice could be such a joyous discovery? I could see the understanding dawn on the adult students’ faces last week as they grasped how important each individual voice is in the spoken symphony of life. And they also experienced a little fear in the realization that if your speaking … Continue reading Have You Found It Yet?
The year I was twenty, the movie Love Story was released. Starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal, it was an instant box office success. The sixth highest-grossing film ever in the United States and Canada, its success would translate into around a billion dollars in today’s funds. While not every professional film critic was fond … Continue reading Love Story. No, Really. Love Story
Saint Patrick’s Day was a few days ago, and I came across some information that I did not know about the man behind the day. While the holiday for the primary patron saint of Ireland is held on the anniversary of his death, Patrick wasn’t actually Irish. He was born in the late 4th century … Continue reading I’m a Wee Bit Irish
When it came up in conversation half a dozen or so years ago that my husband had never ever been to a circus, I knew I had to remedy that. The next Christmas, he found front row, center arena tickets to the Ringling Bros. / Barnum & Bailey Circus for the following spring in his … Continue reading See You Down The Road
Dear Readers, today’s post is a Lenten reflection video I recorded for my church, St. James’ Episcopal, Warrenton, VA. If instead of reading this post you prefer to watch the video, you can do so here. If you would rather read it, the text is below. Father Ben has reminded us in the past that … Continue reading On Being Easter People
Have you ever read a book so many times that it literally starts to fall apart? As you can see in the photo, such is the case with my children’s copy of Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. First published in September 1947, total sales have reached over 48 million copies. It’s identified as a … Continue reading Goodnight Who?
This story has waited for three years. God’s time says today is the day to tell it. During the Christmas season of 2017, my cousin Beth emailed me with thanks. She began, “Thank you for empowering me to speak.” Beth had attended a Christmas gathering of an interfaith community group. Some members had known each … Continue reading Time For The Telling
My friend Ken shared this story of his five-year-old great-niece Eloise: The occasion was the funeral of Ken’s elderly mother (Eloise’s great-grandmother). As the family made their way to the front of the church, there was a bit of concern as to how Eloise would react to the solemn service. Once seated, one of Eloise’s … Continue reading Tap Tap Tap
In times of deep darkness, we not only need light —we need to be light for one another. – Parker J. Palmer Forgive me if I’m repeating myself from a past blog, but my favorite public space in my home is the smallest room in the house, the breakfast room, just off the kitchen. A … Continue reading A Little Bit Of Light