(Beth on her birthday, September 2014) A few weeks ago, Jim and I learned of the earthly passing of a dear friend. In some ways, Beth was our most unique friend. In some ways, she was our most trying friend. But in many ways, she was also our dearest friend. Our lives have been enriched,… Continue reading A Tribute to Beth
Monday Moment- Observing the Obstruction I have a favorite point along my walking path that offers an expansive view of sky, field, trees, hills and sunrises. This view is beyond the paved street, down a gravel path and up a small rise onto a wide field. Last year I began a practice of extending my… Continue reading Look Beyond or Look At?
John 14:16-17 (NRSV) And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you. During my… Continue reading Listening to Your Gut (and God)
Monday Moment Last fall I led a mini-retreat on spiritual practices. As I enthusiastically described my morning routine of waking at 5:30, writing in my daily journal, sharing coffee and devotional time with Jim, and walking for an hour with God, one of the participants quietly asked me, “What time do you have to be… Continue reading “Keeping” Sabbath
Food for Thought, Day Six Saturday, August 31st Luke 22:19 NRSV Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me. As Jesus shared his last Passover meal… Continue reading Between Meals
Food for Thought, Day Five Friday, August 30th Isaiah 26:3-4 (NRSV) Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace— in peace because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock. When I was in elementary school, my stomach hurt every day during the recess period that followed… Continue reading “What’s Eating YOU?”
Food for Thought, Day Four Thursday, August 29th Mark 6:30-32 (NRSV) The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to… Continue reading “Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew”