Are you Ready?

Luke’s story – a story about how God, in Jesus Christ, has touched the pain of the world in a new and wondrous and transfiguring way – begins with a priest. With a priest in the temple: Then there appeared to Zechariah an angel of the Lord, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. (LukeContinue reading “Are you Ready?”

Alright

We’ve spent a week at the Jersey Shore every summer for the last 17 years. We were so grateful when we found out it would be okay to return this year. The transmission rate of the virus was lower, and we could do the same social distancing there, as we were doing here. It wasContinue reading “Alright”

Great are You Lord

Almighty God, you are the source of our everything. We are eternally grateful. Here is a beautiful rendition of Great Are You Lord! Here are the lyrics: You give life, You are loveYou bring light to the darknessYou give hope, You restoreEvery heart that is brokenAnd great are You, LordIt’s Your breath in our lungsSoContinue reading “Great are You Lord”

Finding Comfort In Where You Are… And Not Knowing Where You Will End Up

Yesterday, I was pondering over how Mary must have felt when she was told by an Angel that she was the favored one to bear Jesus Christ. Her life was definitely transformed and changed forever. She had no frame of reference to lean on, or a Mother’s guidebook for rearing the Christ child. She didn’tContinue reading “Finding Comfort In Where You Are… And Not Knowing Where You Will End Up”

Nine Months…

It’s been nine months. Nine months of stay-at-home orders and daily briefings. Nine months of seeing family & friends through screens. Nine months of sadness, fear, and mourning. That’s such a long time. But do you know what else we can do in nine months? We can grow and birth new life into the world.Continue reading “Nine Months…”

Reading to the Cat in Advent

Story taking place in time – place being peace a small room book-lined, a blue chair grey cat upside down beside you pretending sleep, listening as if knowing what the story is about in its own version – a happiness of words taut with attentiveness – the story tightens:  in the middle of the farmyardContinue reading “Reading to the Cat in Advent”

A Special Friend

Marble introduced me to Ed Drayton. His name and telephone number was given to  me as someone who might want a tele-friend. Our first call was friendly as we tried to discern if we were compatible. We agreed to talk weekly and thus began my weekly sessions with someone who was just a voice on the phone. WeContinue reading “A Special Friend”

The Gift of the Scarf

I have a passion for woven items, particularly scarves. I love the way they drape, protect and provide warmth when needed.  The Bible in Exodus 35:25 honors our sister weavers: And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands and brought that which they had spun, the blue, and the purple,Continue reading “The Gift of the Scarf”

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