I walked to my mailbox yesterday and saw a package in it. I looked at the Amazon box and wondered what it could be. I couldn’t remember ordering anything, but it was my name and address on the label….hmmmmm. I took it inside and opened it. There was no packing slip or note, just a … Continue reading A Surprise Gift
Did you ever have a blue day? A day when a painful memory resurfaces and you start to slide down the slippery slope of self-pity? Well, that was today! Old feelings creep into the psyche and before you know it, you are sinking into deep waters…..and, no one is hurt by this wallowing but YOU! … Continue reading A Blue Day
Yes, it’s March and I’m not really thrilled about yet another snow storm in the northeast, but in spite of all the grumbling, there’s just something about snow…… Perhaps it is: the childlike excitement we feel when we see the first flakes of winter or maybe it’s the purest white that falls from the heavens … Continue reading There’s something about snow
Make today the day you fly “There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly?” Erin Hanson Continue reading What If You Fly?
Sometimes life brings us wonderful surprises, like it did for the beautiful princess who kissed the frog who because a handsome prince! But, sometimes we ‘kiss the frog,’ and the frog stays a frog. We all try to help others, solve problems, spread love and peace, and sometimes our efforts make a real difference. There … Continue reading Sometimes a frog is just a frog (not a prince)
I had a wonderful conversation with a dear friend a few days back. I was telling her how I am struggling with a few things right now and she responded, “It’s as though you are in exile, like the Israelites and Jesus were.” I haven’t been able to stop reflecting on this and what it … Continue reading Going into the desert
There are some things that I believe in, always have, always hope to: I do believe in God. I believe that this God has many names, love being the main one. I believe that there is spiritual value in worshiping communities and rituals, but more so for the end result than the process. I believe … Continue reading Lent: what you do for lent vs. what lent does for you
I am not going to try to explain lent, or suggest what to give up or take on. There are so many lenten resources out there, there is no need for me to add one. I will, however, offer my opinion as to what lent is NOT: Lent is not a time to torture yourself. … Continue reading What Lent Is NOT
Another shooting, this time it’s a school in Parkland Florida. There have been many school shootings, just as there have been movie theater shootings, baseball field shootings, concert shootings, and on and on…… I have always gotten a little upset by those who criticize people who send their ‘thoughts and prayers,’ but in a way … Continue reading When is it going to be enough?
Happy National Popcorn Day! Here are my options: I can either stay a hard shelled kernel or I can explode into the world. When hard times come, and they always do, I withdraw, pull into myself and not let anyone in. I become so hardened that change is impossible. Nothing comes in, nothing goes … Continue reading Stay a kernel or pop