Argh and ugh are my two favorite kind-of-not-real words for expressing what is almost inexpressible. I use them when life seems so DIFFICULT. Lately, I seem to be using them more. Many things seem to be increasingly hard, uncertain and antagonistic. From Will Smith to fill-in-the-blank here, we all are not our best selves these… Continue reading Argh! Ugh!
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
On September 1, I got a new hip. I've never had major surgery before. I'm less than three weeks into the recovery. Because I was in so much pain this summer leading up to the surgery, I took the summer off from writing and speaking. I missed it but I was hurting so much I… Continue reading Why Didn’t I Take Them Mosquito Repellant?
Today Holy week begins. When I worked full time in a church, it always meant the beginning of a mountain of work and activity as we journeyed through various worship services service heading toward the marathon of Easter Sunday. We set the worship schedule to appeal to everyone's scheduling needs, expectations and preferred styles, ending… Continue reading What a Week
Sometimes the tiny details of scripture blow me away. Little tidbits that did not have to be included but are. Usually I only notice them after I've read certain passages hundreds of times. In Mark's gospel, Chapter 4, there's a story most of us know about the disciples and Jesus being out in a boat… Continue reading The Pillow of Peace