Starting Again

Starting Again

Having experienced decades of winters here in Minnesota, I really enjoy the vibrancy of spring. The last two months of trees budding, crocuses blooming, and grass greening, shouted, “Life is here!” This spring has been especially life-filled as the winter of the...
Pondering Movements of Mystery in May

Pondering Movements of Mystery in May

In the middle of the season of spring, the month of May “bursts” in, inviting renewed energy, warm sun, cleansing rains, greening of trees and colorful blossoms.  Natural movements in nature, carry us from the cold of winter to the warm sprouts of spring, awaking...
Anywhere and Everywhere

Anywhere and Everywhere

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long. -Psalm 23:6 Fully vaccinated, we recently journeyed to Arizona.  The sounds and sights contrast greatly with Minnesota.  At least in the...
Encountering Mary

Encountering Mary

Years ago, a chance encounter in an antique store ultimately led to a reclaiming of my spiritual roots and a deeper relationship with the Divine. The encounter was with Mary, aka the Blessed Virgin, or rather, a simple unpainted ceramic statue of a young woman that...
Living Life More Fully

Living Life More Fully

I have been an advocate for talking about our mortality and befriending our death long before COVID-19 was an intimate part of our lives. COVID has forced many to contemplate their own mortality as well as  to bear the unbearable of having to say goodbye to a...