Days to Come

  2021 has been a busy and blessed time for me. In the Days to Come, I can see more and more goodness. This year full of blessings (even as the pandemic raged through the world), has been a wonderful change from past years. It’s not that my past years were awful, only harder. As …

Who is Me? Thoughts on a Cold Snowy Morning

The morning is cold and snowy even after the sun comes out and the clouds disappear. The snow resembles clouds littered on the ground with cloud detritus hiding our human messes. There’s only so much mess the snow can cover though. Even for those places where the snow is deeper than I am tall. For …

A Foggy Monday in Advent 2020 – Hope

Monday morning is foggy; the fog so thick, the mountains on the horizon have disappeared from view. Advent is the liturgical season that started yesterday in the Christian tradition. The period starts on a Sunday and then leads up to December 25. Advent is seen as a time of waiting and originally was as penitent …

Compassion as a Way of Life

As a person of faith, I am constantly asking myself what does it mean to live a life of compassion? This time, I decided to also talk to my friends about it as well as researching various words. As you read over our conversations, what would our world be like if we all began having …

Both/And Versus Either/Or in 2020

In the time of COVID, compassion is needed more than ever. Robin calls the reader to move towards actions of respect for those who are different.