Love

Love is work. Love is action. Love is a deep, whole                   investment in others. Pay attention to                   how much you’ve hoped,                   how much you’ve cared. You know how to Love. by Tony Angeline, LeCora Okeagu, Agustin Fuentes, Susan Ceely Philips

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?”

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”

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”

The Path We Tread

It takes you somewhere or nowhere. It leaves shadows in front of you. It leaves shadows behind you. It points directions that you must take. Watch it take shape, Watch it change colors, Watch it take strides. You are confused, You are frustrated, You are torn. You ask for it to be straight, direct andContinue reading “The Path We Tread”

Shepherd, Shepherd, hear the Calling

My introduction to the writings of St. Teresa of Avila came from a Buddhist friend.  She had recently moved to live and work at a retreat center in Dutchess County, New York after two decades living in busy Brooklyn and Manhattan. After sharing photos of the bucolic beauty that enriches her daily routines, she letContinue reading “Shepherd, Shepherd, hear the Calling”

A Curved Path

We oftentimes walk on a path that curves to the right or left in life.  This photo of a paved path that curves to the right.  It has walls of vegetation on both sides and the vegetation is very thick. So thick, you cannot see outside of the path.  The world is hidden to theContinue reading “A Curved Path”

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