faith, Pandemic Wisdom

And Now Add Advent

I just heard a commercial this morning telling us the holiday season is all about more...more buying, more parties, more festivities, more food, more fun. I cringed. For the last healing decade of my life less has been more for me. I've downsized our belongings, my wardrobe and my schedule. I do simple exercises and… Continue reading And Now Add Advent

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The Quilt

His 92 year old distant relative gave my husband a quilt. Back home after a quick trip to Abilene, we opened the quilt's packaging and read the yellowed notes straight-pinned to it. The quilt was handmade by women in the community of Truby, Texas in the early 1930s. Each woman had handstitched a square along… Continue reading The Quilt

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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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Still Learning

I've repeatedly quoted my wise friend here who told me to never to waste a good crisis. The global pandemic continues with no end in sight. I'm trying not to waste it. In my better moments I try to be open to what I might be learning from all this. At the same time, I… Continue reading Still Learning

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Bright Sadness

Today a hurricane is pressing on our eastern coast. Over the weekend there were more shootings. There was a deadly ship fire in California where many are still missing. There were personal car wrecks, diagnoses and tragedies. There was the same old political rhetoric that I can now hardly bear to hear though I care… Continue reading Bright Sadness