Tag: #lent2022

  • A Sunday for “Peace Train”

    Today, we pray for peace in Ukraine and all places around the world.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • An Unexpected Friend

    A sprained ankle has kept me at home with my foot elevated and enveloped in an ice pack. My mood was far worse than the pain from my swollen ankle. I missed my workouts, my friends at the gym and moving around quickly and easily. I no longer live full time in NYC, but I […]

  • Bless our Four-Cornered Circle

    Since 2020, we have worshiped, worked prayed, and played in tiny tiles, 24 to a four-cornered screen. Still a circle of friends, walking through the seasons of earth, church and life: Lents, Easters, Advents, Christmases–even a pancake supper though we had to supply our own sizzle. To me, most important in the four-corner format was […]

  • Friendship is Another Word for Love

    Relationships are important to all of us.  And these relationships become dearer as we become older, especially if we are blessed to have friends from long ago.  One of my best male friends was my younger brother. He passed away after a three-week illness.  But during those three weeks, I saw him every day for […]