faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Oh 2021: We Had Such High Hopes

Today is January 11, 2021. How can we only be 11 days into this year which originally looked so sparkly and hopeful? Is it just me or has the last 11 days seemed like a whole year already? Last week when I wrote here, my family was in the middle of fighting Covid in our… Continue reading Oh 2021: We Had Such High Hopes

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Bugs and Plows

We like old things. I'm not sure when it started but my husband and I share a love for vintage things. Our favorite old things are from family members and remind us of them. I have the tiny vase from his grandmother's house that holds one flower. I have a plaster piece of artwork of… Continue reading Bugs and Plows

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

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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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