faith, Pandemic Wisdom

The Power of the Pity Pit

Oh my goodness, Texas. What do we even say about the week that has just passed? When I turn on CNN and see the news is mostly about us, I know it is not good. As you are aware, we'd already been living through this strange, scary, hard pandemic for almost 12 months now. We… Continue reading The Power of the Pity Pit

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Time Out, Again?

Our toddler grandsons spend a fair amount of time in Time Out. Their mom has a little chair by a lonely wall and a tiny sand-filled timer there. It looks like an hour glass except it is only a minute timer. They are close in age and tend to tussle over all kinds of things,… Continue reading Time Out, Again?

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Thankful No Matter What

It's easy to be thankful when everything is good. I'm always thankful when the sky is blue and the weather is perfect. I'm especially thankful when I feel good, had a great night's sleep and when all is well with those I love. I'm extremely grateful when food and drink are plentiful and all seems… Continue reading Thankful No Matter What

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Upside Down Faith

I began the day arguing with all my morning readings. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young started this way, Learn to laugh at yourself more freely. Don't take your circumstances so seriously....Laughter lightens your load and lifts your heart into heavenly places. (Jesus Calling 6-17 entry). The second reading I picked up is by Rabbi Danya… Continue reading Upside Down Faith

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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