The Summer Day

As summer seems to be drifting away with back-to-school sales, the sounds of children bustling to school and parents scrambling to get everyone where they need to be… I want to hold on to summer with both hands until the day the air shifts and autumn reveals herself. Who made the world? Who made the…

Joy & sadness

Today was one of those days when joy and sadness crash into each other, and create a place of softening and empathy and connection. A family friend’s Celebration of Life(funeral) was this morning & will be one remembered for a long time; a friend lost her father after an eight month battle with cancer; one…

He is with you

I have a recurring conversation with a coworker about how we do not understand how people do life without God.  This conversation has become more frequent over the last few months as her father has gone through cancer treatments and I have gone through  my mom’s recent passing. We just had one of those conversations…

Peace

“…before setting off in the direction of the Underground station, Maisie looked back and considered the many houses that seemed so ordinary on the outside—yet inside their shells lingered untold human sadness. ‘May they know peace,’ she whispered, and went on her way.” May you know peace as you go through unspoken sadness, difficulties and…

Rhythm and grace

Those moments when… sorrow sits heavy on your heart uncertainty shakes your foundation weariness is an overbearing companion … the easy fix is so alluring. What is your easy fix? A glass of wine, and then another; the chips, the queso, the ice cream in the kitchen; a shopping trip to Target; the guy you…

He Came: The Word – Light to the World

The Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the Word. The Word was God, in readiness for God from day one. He was in the world, the world was there through him, and yet the world didn’t even notice. He came to his own people, but they didn’t want him. But…