Marking the Days and Sometimes, Rage

Raging Corona Virus Diary April 14, 2020 Normally, my days are marked by church days. On Sundays, it is worship and Adult Christian Education (ACE) when possible. That way, I know if the next day is Monday. I know if it’s Tuesday by its location between church on Sunday and… Read more“Marking the Days and Sometimes, Rage”

Mindful of Justice – Lent 2020

To be mindful means to remember to let go of compulsive reactivity and realize a nonreactive way of life. ~Stephen Batchelor, “The Art of Solitude” Today is Mardi Gras and I still haven’t decided what my Lenten practice will be. I live alone with my dog so there is plenty… Read more“Mindful of Justice – Lent 2020”

Joy in the Morning – A Valentine to Myself

“It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world.” ~Mary Oliver I rise early on this rainy morning, excited about the book I’m editing, excited about the essay I’m writing. There is joy in the morning. This often happens for me as… Read more“Joy in the Morning – A Valentine to Myself”

Morning Prayer

Peace descends upon my heart this morning which is not made of my making. The awakening to the day, however, was filled with worry over my dog, Birdie. Congestion bothers her breathing and I can hear it. I come to the computer to rearrange my budget. Yet, all I can… Read more“Morning Prayer”

First Volume of Praying Together: An Ecumenical Prayer Journal

Announcing the first prayer journal in a new series called Praying Together. The daily prayers are adapted from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) of the Episcopal Church of American and the Lutheran Book of Worship (LBW) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Volume 1 uses Psalms and John… Read more“First Volume of Praying Together: An Ecumenical Prayer Journal”