A Simple Prayer Will Do

A Simple Prayer Will Do

January is often a difficult month for me, despite all the things I love about it, like the fresh slate of a new year. I’m not much one for “resolutions,” but I do enjoy spending time reflecting on the past year and setting intentions for the new year. I also...
A Fresh Start to a New Year

A Fresh Start to a New Year

How many of you make New Year’s resolutions?  When I was younger I tried a few times but then lost track of them and never followed through on them.  I know a woman who, instead of a New Year’s resolution, chose a word for the year and reflected on it and utilized it...
The In Between

The In Between

There is beauty in the “in between”. The time when the sky is black, and stars begin to sparkle.  When the ice begins to melt, and the waters open.  The song of the bird and the sunlight fully illuminated. The “in between” can be waiting, anticipating, and...
The Great Forgetting

The Great Forgetting

My partner of the last 20 years entered memory care last April.  Don had been in assisted living in a senior apartment. The move to memory care was triggered by his night-wandering, a situation that can’t be tolerated in a senior  community.It necessitated a sudden...
Advent Darkness

Advent Darkness

During the season of Advent, I tried a new spiritual practice. The short days of late fall/early winter seemed like an invitation to go for an evening walk as often as possible. Here are some of the gifts I experienced: The evening walk provided an experience of...