Category: Lenten Blog 2022

  • Veering to the Side to Keep Walking Forward

    This Friday’s focused walk is to think of ways to move forward. For example, if you take a walk in your neighborhood at certain times of the year, the sidewalk can be an obstacle course preventing you from walking. Crowds of people standing around, a break in the concrete, a puddle, or maybe even an […]

  • You do not know the whole story…

    It had been a long week for me. So, I decided to reward myself with a relaxing manicure and pedicure, a mani-pedi as we call it. I leaned back in the recliner, placed my feet in the warm water, and began to feel the tension ease out of my body. Suddenly a group of three […]

  • Wrap them with Friendship

    “What do we do when our hearts hurt?” asked the boy.  “We wrap them with friendship, shared tears and time, till they wake up hopeful and happy again”.   From The Boy, The Mole, and The Fox by Charles Mackesy (2019) I have learned on this path called life that close friends are the ones […]

  • Walking with my Friend in the Courtyard 

    Dear Friend, I do not ask how you are for maybe you do not know. Myself? Not so well – my friends are slow-passing one way or another to somewhere far too far. This morning I go to church at eleven for eulogy and hymns – not many goodbyes are now held in a place […]

  • A Forgiving Friend

    When I was in my mid-thirties, I finally left a destructive business partnership, and was broke and depressed. I knew God didn’t blame me for putting up with an abusive person. My friends didn’t blame me either. I blamed me. I was angry for falling prey. But instead of forgiving myself, I began to dig […]

  • You Got to Have Friends

    “you got to have friends” A song that got me through many transitions in my life; times of letting go and moving on; times of beginning again.  As a child, a preteen actually, before Bette came into my life, somehow I innately understood that I “got to have friends”.  My first dramatic change in circumstances […]

  • My Favorite Friends Song

    My Favorite Friends Song

    I wanted to share a favorite song of mine this Saturday, Friends by Elton John. New friends, old friends, and all the friends in between.

  • A Prayer Walk

    “Therefore, when you decide to undertake this work of prayer and feel by grace that you are called by God, lift up your heart to God with a meek stirring of Love.”– Cloud of Unknowing This week’s focused walk is a Prayer Walk in your community, where you say a prayer for all the people, places, […]

  • Reborn

    What if I trusted that God really loved me, and was working all things out for my benefit? What if I trusted that God was omniscient and saw how things work out when I couldn’t? What if I trusted Jesus to be a dear friend and companion – to share joy and sadness? What if […]

  • In the Garden

    The beauty of the Lenten season includes longer daylight hours, the leaves on our trees and flowers begin to bud, and beautiful colors begin to emerge. The change of the season helps me to reflect on the beauty of my friendships with people and God as I walk through nature’s paths and gardens.  Preparing for […]