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

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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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My Mama Told Me

Maybe you have observed there is a new virus going around? Maybe you've heard we have a rather tumultuous election pending? Maybe you've noticed the stock market is on a bit of a roller coaster? I'm learning to mute and disconnect regularly or the news absolutely does me in. I am unable to stop touching… Continue reading My Mama Told Me

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Our Shared Wonder

I just returned from a ridiculously fun trip to upstate New York with friends. We've all known each other twenty plus years but it was incredible to be together as our "vacation selves." For the first time I got to see Niagara Falls. Now I'm acting like I discovered it, asking everyone I know if… Continue reading Our Shared Wonder