Mary’s Blessing for Her Little Boy

Little One I hold in my arms, may you as a child be pulled by a puddle to come out in your bare feet make a riot of water stand in rain turning grasses to greener you, too, are turning – a rainbow inside you, around you, child of promise now fully alive in yourContinue reading “Mary’s Blessing for Her Little Boy”

Amaryllis Bulbs are a Metaphor for Hope

Hope is God’s promise when it is a dark time for us, when we cannot see signs of change or the possibility of growth. One has to wait and be patient…hope is not a quick fix!  The hope which God gives us provides a place to stand that is positive and life giving.  Without hope,Continue reading “Amaryllis Bulbs are a Metaphor for Hope”

Transitioning to Holy Week

“Let me fall if I must. The one I will become will catch me.” Baal Shem Tov Transitions are messy. Holy Week starts with the promise and jubilation of Palm Sunday. And then, Holy Week turns dark and tragic. But, we know the ending. Friday’s darkness turns into Sunday’s light. The week ends in Alleluia!Continue reading “Transitioning to Holy Week”

Tiny Practice: Who will I help today?

“Never underestimate the difference you can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out, and help. Reach out to someone who might need a lift.” Pablo As compassion for others is one focus of area of tiny practices, I am asking you today to reach out to someone who may need help. YouContinue reading “Tiny Practice: Who will I help today?”

Reflections and Sacrifice

It feels like we’ve lived through an extended Lenten season for the past year. As I reflect on how all of our lives have changed, it reminds me of Jesus fasting in the desert. A time to focus on God and discern what our next steps might be to make our communities stronger, wiser andContinue reading “Reflections and Sacrifice”

What Would Jesus Do?

I heard in a Sunday sermon what did Jesus do every day?  Ummm.  It got me to start thinking what do I do everyday to be more like Jesus?  Lent is the special time of year that gives me pause to reflect on my life and my daily events. Will it be my usual:  beingContinue reading “What Would Jesus Do?”

Worth the Struggle

By Sandy Diaz When I first looked at this lent season’s title, Worth the Struggle, two things came to mind. First, why must we struggle (and some more than others) and second, what helps me get through my times of struggle.   We know that a full life lived on this earth comes with struggle.Continue reading “Worth the Struggle”

%d bloggers like this: