faith, Pandemic Wisdom

The Unexpected Guests

Early morning, I step outside to walk. I breathe deeply and feel the fresh air fill my lungs. I see the first pink and coral light of the sunrise to come. My spirit soars. All is well. God is close. Peace floods my heart. Later, I take a look at Twitter and see some dire… Continue reading The Unexpected Guests

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Stone by Stone

Once, when I was going through something hard, a friend brought takeout food for my family. It did not matter to me that she didn't spend hours cooking it. What mattered was that she thought of us, connected and gave us a meal. It was one less thing to think about during that rough season.… Continue reading Stone by Stone

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

A Serious Hug Deficiency

I officiated a Covid-era funeral recently. Less than 10 people were allowed to be present. The funeral director had on a mask. The podium was sterilized between each person who spoke. The service was live-streamed. What I found more excruciating than the lack of people and even the loss itself, was that I couldn't comfort… Continue reading A Serious Hug Deficiency

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

This Day

We call the Saturday before Easter Holy Saturday. I believe it is the most excruciatingly painful day in the Christian year. It is a day of grim reality. It is a day of harsh loss...after the death, after the divorce, after the worst news you can imagine. Nothing is fixed. Nothing is better. Only silence… Continue reading This Day