“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””

Fissures and Light

March 1, 2021 I belong to a group called “The Holy Disorder of Dancing Monks,” a title that resonates with me because it breaks the mold of how the world sees “religion.”  The people in this group are artists:  writers, poets, painters, dancers, sculptors, songwriters, and more—anyone willing to embrace creativity–and we delight in lettingContinue reading “Fissures and Light”

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”


February 22, 2021 Metanoia is a Greek word we Christians hear much about, especially during the Lenten Season when our focus is intentionally on the journey which Christ took and on how faithfully we are following.  The word itself basically means a change of direction, turning around, or turning back towards, and so we lookContinue reading “Returning”

Ash Wednesday

Feb. 17, 2021 And we are put on earth a little spaceThat we might learn to bear the beams of love. William Blake                                                  No matter where we have lived this past year, we all have one experience in common:  the pandemic. We all know how it feels to have our personal freedom and choices andContinue reading “Ash Wednesday”

Lent 2021: From Ashes to Hope

Feb. 16, 2021 Honesty alert! It would be a challenge for me to try to write a Lenten blog from anything other than a Christian perspective, since I have been a Christian my entire life.  Yet my hope is that this blog will resonate with anyone who has felt like it is time to riseContinue reading “Lent 2021: From Ashes to Hope”

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”

Asking for Guides

January 27, 2021 “Stand at the crossroads and look; and ask for the ancient paths where the good ways lies and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.”  Jer. 6:16 I enrolled in an online course this past fall that explored the interplay between contemplative practices, such as meditation and prayer, and theContinue reading “Asking for Guides”