Longing

Lent invites us to reflect on our incompleteness our humanness the need to know to control to fully understand knowing we are dust yet carry eternal souls reflections of a holy God who asks only that we trust the One Who loves and knows us fully Trust for all Our...

Technically challenged

My mother used to think I was brilliant. She amazed me with her thirst to keep up, stay connected and even learn to text on one of those flip phones in the year before she died.  She did not find that easy, and often asked for help.  Her frustration at times included...

When Ashes intersect with Love

It’s a rare occasion, Valentines Day and Ash Wednesday in the same day.  It is a day to celebrate love, and friendship.  And it is a day to ponder what it means to empty myself, and embark on a season of lent. Lent has become increasingly meaningful to me in the...

Eggs and toast

It is an ordinary morning in February, a skiff of snow on the ground. I’m missing Arizona though, and grateful we could go for holidays there almost every year for so long. It was the oranges on my plate that got me thinking in this direction, as I felt thankful for...

Desolation and Consolation

The examen the review of a day a week or month or segment of time invites reflection pause In the depth of winter where the landscape can seem barren, desolate stripped of growth yet, under the frozen earth even in dormancy there is life. We are consoled by the One...

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