Snow, Silence and Solitude

The first snow of early winter arrived this week. Since the weather guy predicted warmer temperatures later in the week, I eagerly headed to the woods for a much needed walk and contemplation amid this first hint of winter. Have you ever noticed the silence of snow? It’s not the absence of sound actually. ItContinue reading “Snow, Silence and Solitude”

In Praise of Sadness

I was searching for a specific handout for a workshop I was developing and ran across 5 others on various topics but did not find the handout I was seeking! Murphy’s law? Perhaps. Among those 5 other handouts, was a collection of poetry for times of loss and grief from an in-service for pastoral careContinue reading “In Praise of Sadness”

May You Live in Interesting Times

There is an old Irish toast, I believe, which goes something like “may you live in interesting times”. I don’t know about you but I’ll forgo interesting for dull and boring at this point. I’m probably showing my age, but I cannot seem to recall in my lifetime a more uncertain and scary time thanContinue reading “May You Live in Interesting Times”

An Invitation to Be

My favorite time of the day is morning. I’ve never really been a morning person per se. It always took quite a bit of effort – and more caffeine – to get going when I didn’t have as much say so over my days and scheduling in the past. I’m fortunate to be in aContinue reading “An Invitation to Be”

Shake the Dust

For the past several weeks, I’ve been reflecting on passage from the Christian scriptures that came up as I walked the labyrinth in my backyard. The words tumbled and skittered around in my mind for a while and I’ve contemplated them for quite some time, reflecting on their meaning for me at this juncture. PerhapsContinue reading “Shake the Dust”

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