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”

A Letter to Steven about Vocation

December 16, 2019 Dear Steven, Walking into the quiet winter morning, the red-pink in the East draws my eye to the rising sun. The sky is blue-gray and purple clouds are painted across the Northern sky. The West is behind Beech Mountain, although my residence is considered on the “backside”… Read more“A Letter to Steven about Vocation”

A Healing Summer

As I enjoy the cool summer morning, I smile at the healing that occurred for me this summer. I am also reminded that it is late summer. Though the heat may be upon us again, the worst is over. We are now in late summer. Fall is sending us love… Read more“A Healing Summer”