faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Fireflies

My husband and son told me about it or I might have missed them all together. Fireflies. We have fireflies now. We all went outside one dark evening so I could see. It took my eyes a while to adjust and see them. I kept missing them, blinking or something. My son kept saying, "Mom,… Continue reading Fireflies

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Mystery, Magic and Grace

For all of us, these last months have been the strangest. We've learned so much, given up so much. We've struggled, wrestled and argued. We've learned how to mask up and stay home. We've learned how to do without. And still we are tiptoeing our way forward, everything now a calculated risk about how to… Continue reading Mystery, Magic and Grace

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Upside Down Faith

I began the day arguing with all my morning readings. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young started this way, Learn to laugh at yourself more freely. Don't take your circumstances so seriously....Laughter lightens your load and lifts your heart into heavenly places. (Jesus Calling 6-17 entry). The second reading I picked up is by Rabbi Danya… Continue reading Upside Down Faith

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This Struggle

I am a mom of three. I still remember being stunned by how much work it was to give birth. There is a reason they call it labor. As a Hospice Chaplain, I observed the same thing about death. It too was a struggle. Both birth and death became similar to me. Both took longer… Continue reading This Struggle

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Unraveling

Oh my. I thought we'd all stretched about as far as we could with this global pandemic. It has come with loads of fear, lashing out, grief over losses, disconnection. It has caused businesses to close, our economy to falter, families be apart. Schools and churches have closed. It has come with the pointing of… Continue reading Unraveling