Dinner Reflections

Dinner Reflections

Long day, hurried, chaotic; work was demanding. I chose to stop and eat, “take five”, a breath – whatever and God blessed me with quiet assurance that in the craziness there can be calm appreciation. Dining alone is an experience¬ that I continue to work on. Several years ago I chose to take a friend’s … Continue reading

Goodbye, Gretna

Early next week my husband and I will be moving on with the the next phase of our lives. This last month has been emotional, exciting, exhausting, painful, and even terrifying at times. There are so many memories to process. I remember building this house: we saved toads from the cement blocks, watched the basement wall collapse … Continue reading

Choose Love

Choose Love

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  For many people, this day reminds them of hate … it reminds them of separation … it reminds them of oppression and pain and struggle.  However, for me, this day has always been about love.  It is about choosing to love when it is all too easy to … Continue reading

The Last Word

“Today, the devil does not get the last word. God does.” In a week that has seen bright young lives lost when they felt there was no hope, that was the message from the father of one of those young men named Reid Adler. You can learn more about Reid’s short but full life here.  … Continue reading

Shepherds – A Second Look

Yes, Jesus’s birthday is past, but I been thinking about those guys in the fields. You know the shepherds. As I read and re-read St. Luke’s account I have formed a different opinion about these men, perhaps young boys. And you know what? Every verb describing them is action. Living in the fields Keeping watch … Continue reading