• Courage,  Faith

    An Unusual Advent Meditation

    “The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel…

  • Church,  Faith,  Family

    Good Shepherds

    My dear friends, I can hardly believe a year has passed since I married…. and almost that long since I have written an update.  I hardly know where to start unpacking all that this year has held for me.  Though…

  • Faith

    Signs of Spring

    During one of the darkest seasons of life a couple of years ago, I needed to find spiritual whitespace.  One way to do so, was to try and remember what used to bring me joy. Nature. Solitude in nature has…

  • Faith

    Here

    It’s not hard to find a sad story in our world.  One has just to turn on the news to find overwhelming stories filled with deep pain.   Or enter into the life of a friend and walk closely enough…

  • Books,  Faith

    Coming of Age

    Weaving through the mountain ridges, I began to think about my soon approaching 40th birthday. I’m not facing a midlife crisis. If anything, I feel like this birthday is a coming of age!

  • Faith

    Remembering Ruthie

    While driving down Folly Quarter Road to substitute teach, my heart was filled with a sweet memory.  The last time I drove down this road, a dear 89 year old woman sat in the passenger seat. The sun was halfway…