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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Drops of Hope

Have you noticed it takes very little to throw the wheels off of everything these days? I'm sure it is because we are all living in this strange pandemic place where everything changed so fast. I'm convinced we have not yet grieved and don't even fully recognize all the changes and losses we experienced with… Continue reading Drops of Hope

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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

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Miracles Before Mayhem

We are living through a most uncomfortable time. Everything about it seems wrong. The Global Virus Pandemic has now escalated to a strange combination of danger and survival, attempts to protect ourselves and our families plus a rather monotonous day-after-day on home lockdown with almost everything normal about our lives suddenly stripped away. Most of… Continue reading Miracles Before Mayhem

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One Heart at a Time

Two weeks ago, I wrote in this space https://drcindyryanblog.com/2019/03/05/this-is-my-brother/ about my brother and the heartwrenching decision of the United Methodist Church at General Conference regarding the worthiness of LBGQT persons. I shared my anger, disappointment and grief over the decision. From my perspective as a clergyperson who served in the United Methodist church the better… Continue reading One Heart at a Time