• Faith

    Coffee, COVID, and Christmas

    A banging noise woke me up at 4 AM and, after laying wide-awake in bed for 30 minutes, I decided to get up to make coffee. I turned on our electric kettle, Placed a cone filter in my plastic pour-over…

  • Faith,  Family

    A Visit With Mom: Dementia

    My mom has dementia.  On the cottage deck, she sits quietly and pleasantly. I play Amazing Grace on my guitar and sing too low because I forgot to bring my capo.  However, that makes it easier for her to add…

  • Books,  Faith,  Family,  Friendship

    Stepping Out Spring

    In this post, I want to share about the renewal of my spirit that has occurred while sheltering in place with my family. The abrupt change of pace has provided the white space for many of us to contemplate our…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Faith

    Red Sea Road

    While the rain outside is refilling the streams, preparing the earth for the life of Spring, there’s rain inside me too.  In the midst of missing my past and longing for clarity of the future, seeds of hope are forming…