Gratitude for all on our Trail

Thank you for taking this journey with us for Advent in 2019.  We hope you were inspired to take time out of your busy schedule and to reflect on the importance of Advent.  So many of the stories shared with us expressed gratitude, even as the world around them brought unwelcome change, struggles, and courageousContinue reading “Gratitude for all on our Trail”

Bit by Bit

  I am blessed to live on the Hudson River and look out on a beautiful park filled with glorious trees.  I watch the seasons come and go, buds form, leaves bloom, colors turn, leaves fall until the barrenness arrives. It always comes as a surprise, stark and surreal those barren branches.  The very sameContinue reading “Bit by Bit”

Make a Trail

Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;  God’s the one who will keep you on track. Proverbs 3:6 All too often we follow the path that others have set for our lives. As we grow up, our peers tell us how we should dress and how we should act. Our parentsContinue reading “Make a Trail”

Advent or Adventure?

Advent The arrival of a notable person, thing or event Waiting, preparation, coming A coming into place, view, arrival Anticipation Something important One who is awaited A starting or coming into existence   Adventure Suffix -ure Forming nouns denoting an action, process, or result Forming nouns denoting an office or function Forming nouns denoting aContinue reading “Advent or Adventure?”

Follow the Trail: Don’t Mess with the Road Map

It was a snowy afternoon in New York City, and once again I was almost late for a meeting at Marble Collegiate Church; it didn’t help that I was scheduled to chair. So, of course, I took a taxi. Destination reached, I paid the driver and headed into the meeting. All went well, until IContinue reading “Follow the Trail: Don’t Mess with the Road Map”

Afternoon Bonus: Excess Baggage

Like many others, I’m doing a lot of traveling this holiday season.  At the check-in kiosk, I notice another traveler trying to pare down the contents of her luggage to avoid fees for an extra carry on and overweight luggage.  One pile was for the garbage. I noticed a couple of books and an oldContinue reading “Afternoon Bonus: Excess Baggage”

Doing Less and Being More

  I was so excited when I figured out that I could retire this year.  Even though I loved my work, the daily grind of commuting over 2 hours to and from Queens every day was becoming too taxing on me. Once I retired, I set out the ambitious goal of co-creating the next chapter ofContinue reading “Doing Less and Being More”

A Different Way to Honor the Solstice

Psalm 25:4-5 NIV   Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. For quite some time, the month of December had been a blur of activity, noise, coldness, darkness and fuss. ByContinue reading “A Different Way to Honor the Solstice”

Radiant Garments

I am part of a blended family and we just had a divine wedding celebration in early November. Relatives from several states flew in to attend and we partied as a family. Asher who sometimes is called Ashley was also there. A very handsome young boy with a sweet and tender heart. He was wearingContinue reading “Radiant Garments”

The Gift of Friendship

I’ve travelled many trails in my life.  Some alone and others enriched by the companionship of others. I met my friend about 27 years ago. We realized that we had both decided to take up walking for health reasons. She was about 15 years my senior but spry with a quick mind and listening earContinue reading “The Gift of Friendship”

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