faith, Pandemic Wisdom

The Power of the Pity Pit

Oh my goodness, Texas. What do we even say about the week that has just passed? When I turn on CNN and see the news is mostly about us, I know it is not good. As you are aware, we'd already been living through this strange, scary, hard pandemic for almost 12 months now. We… Continue reading The Power of the Pity Pit

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Time Out, Again?

Our toddler grandsons spend a fair amount of time in Time Out. Their mom has a little chair by a lonely wall and a tiny sand-filled timer there. It looks like an hour glass except it is only a minute timer. They are close in age and tend to tussle over all kinds of things,… Continue reading Time Out, Again?

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

A Focusing Word: Time

Have you ever allowed one word to shape your year? For some of us, this practice began because of the work of Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen with their book, My One Word, see also http://www.myoneword.org. We all need guidance. For sure we need something positive to focus on right now. Choosing a life giving… Continue reading A Focusing Word: Time

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A Bright and Beautiful Shattering

We are not even a month into the new year and so much has happened. We came into 2021 collectively scarred/scared from 2020 and all that it held. We prayed for a calmer, more predictable new year. I don't know about you but for me it has not been calmer. Instead, I've now experienced in… Continue reading A Bright and Beautiful Shattering

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Serious Faith-Walking Now

An unwelcome guest entered our home over the holidays. We spent the last ten months vigilantly keeping out so many of those we love in order to keep our home free of Covid. We have not eaten inside a restaurant or flown on a plane since then either. We've only seen our parents, outside, for… Continue reading Serious Faith-Walking Now