Tag: #lentenblog2020

  • Drifting

    Like a seed imbedded in feathery wisps Carried on a gentle breeze. Drifting Like a torn shred of sea grass Floating on the surface as the Gulf rocks and rolls. Drifting Like a spinning pinwheel released from the tree top Carried by its own delicate balance despite the stillness. Drifting Where to alight is up […]

  • An Ash Wednesday to Remember

    I was feeling tired on Ash Wednesday and  decided to get ashes in my Chelsea neighborhood instead of going to my church Marble.  I had lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant and when I went to the cashier to pay I didn’t have my wallet. I’m sure you know that sinking feeling of embarrassment that takes hold as […]

  • God’s Plan

    Genesis 45: 4-13 (NIV) Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt!  And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me […]

  • Sunday Musical Reflection…

    This song which was written by Patty Griffin in 2005 is based on the Reverend Martin Luther King’s 1968 “I’ve been to the Mountaintop.”  Here are three versions that while very different, captures the ongoing legacy of MLK. Up to the Mountain sung by Susan Boyle Up to the Mountain performed by Michiko Hill, Charlene […]

  • Saturday Reflection…

    As soon as I step into the FOREST, the green jumps into my eyes.   And the scent of the trees and the soil. I can feel the life and energy exuding from the WOODS. by Mai Tanahashi   I am hoping today that you find an opportunity to get out into nature.  Whether you take a […]

  • My Sister Maria

      I was raised Catholic and never read the Bible until I joined Marble Collegiate Church.  I have joined the one year Bible reading workshop and  am now reading Genesis. It was the Joseph and his brothers story that resonated with me and jogged my memory. The Bible will do that to you. I drew […]

  • A Smiling Look…

    Picture taken at the New York Botanical Gardens   “Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”   – St. Thérèse of Lisieux I came across this quote from St. Thérèse of Lisieux in my search […]

  • Peace Within

    “May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.” This is a story I have carried with me since 1982.  It involves my grandpa at the end of his […]

  • What the Lord asks of Us

    This is what the Lord asks of us: Only this: To act justly To love tenderly And to walk humbly with your God Micah 6:8 This quote makes it seem easy to live out our days.  When thinking how I could contribute for this Blog, I gave it a lot of thought and hoped I […]

  • A Walk with God

    As I began my walk at the outdoor labyrinth at a retreat center on this exceptionally warm January morning, I reflected on the last experience.  It was World Labyrinth Day 2018. God had walked with me as I sought a solution to a thorny situation. Should I walk away, risking a $200 down payment and […]