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.

Losing Things – Love Letters to the World

Don’t you hate it when you lose something in your own house? You KNOW it’s there somewhere, you just had it a moment ago, or yesterday. This morning alone, I lost a notebook that I KNOW is in my home because I just used it two days ago and we… Read more“Losing Things – Love Letters to the World”

On Being Beloved by The Rev. Tamara Franks

This reflection is used with permission. I’m on the mailing list of some of my favorite churches. Rev. Tamara Franks is one of my favorites. Though it is my hope to respond to Tamara’s message on being beloved is so timely, that I want to share with you now. Words… Read more“On Being Beloved by The Rev. Tamara Franks”

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”

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”