faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Our Real Work

Remember way back to December 2019? I barely do. The world was different then. We were stressing and anticipating the holidays. We were planning trips and adventures for 2020. We were seeing friends, having lunch and working in offices. School was going on. College was happening. There were sports, concerts and people milling about hugging… Continue reading Our Real Work

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Being Present

I keep working on it. I guess I always will. Focus. Attention. Noticing. Being present. The beautiful late poet Mary Oliver wrote it this way, This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness. Theologian Richard Rohr suggested doing a five… Continue reading Being Present

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Holy Hindsight

Today's blog is impossible to write. It is deeply personal and incredibly emotional to me. On top of that I'm writing about something which really has no appropriate words to go with it. All I can say is please bear with me here. I began reading the devotional book Jesus Calling by Sarah Young in… Continue reading Holy Hindsight

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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