Lakes, Chapels, God, and Prayer

May 25, 2021 We recently returned from western North Carolina where we had the opportunity to visit Lake Junaluska, situated in the heart of a Methodist Camp and Conference Center and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and numerous old shade trees.  If ever there were a place to commune with the Divine, by whateverContinue reading “Lakes, Chapels, God, and Prayer”

Ephemerals

March 19, 2021 One year ago, on March 13, 2020, the first case of Coronavirus was reported.  Our governor announced that all schools would immediately close for three weeks.  On March 16, businesses began closing and sending their employees home to work.  On March 18, statewide orders prevented gatherings of more than 25 people, closedContinue reading “Ephemerals”

And it is good . . .

March 15, 2021 Awaken to the mystery of being hereand enter the immensity of your own presence.Have joy and peace in the temple of your senses. . . .Be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.May you experience each day as a sacred gift wovenaround a heart of wonder. For Presence, John O’Donohue IContinue reading “And it is good . . .”

“But Lent”

March 3, 2021 This blog, offered in the transitional time between winter and spring, as the earth reawakens, as we continue rising from ashes to hope (an ongoing journey), as many religious traditions invite us to a time of introspection, honesty, and repentance, is, I pray each time I post, a place of respite whereContinue reading ““But Lent””

Turning toward Love

February 26, 2021 “For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are your works.” Psalm 139: 13-14 “If you never make a mistake, you’re probably not a very good engineer.”  That quotation is attributed toContinue reading “Turning toward Love”

Groundhog Day Prayers

February 2, 2021 If you watched Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day in 1993 (can it really be that long ago?), then you know the premise—Murray’s character, Phil, awakens to the same day again and again and again.  That is how my prayer life–not to mention my actual life–has felt during these long monthsContinue reading “Groundhog Day Prayers”