Back when my middle-aged sons were little boys, another young mom from church handed me a copy of Thomas Merton’s Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, […]
Saint Simon and Saint Jude: Obscure Saints, Profound Wisdom
I think we need a virtual army of intercessors, led by this patron saint of desperate causes, to help us through our own current “difficult time.”
Through a Glass, Darkly
I smile as the 4-year-old shows me Butterscotch, her much-loved bunny; Butterscotch proceeds to die two days later, and I cannot help or hold the child in her grief.
Journeying through Lent Together
This year Episcopal Relief & Development partnered with Grow Christians for their annual Lenten Meditation book.
Jesus with Gray Hair
Jesus with gray hair? That’s not an image I’d ever imagined, not until my six-year-old granddaughter created one.
Resurrection, With Wounds
“Resurrection comes amid the deep loss that plunges us into darkness, when life hurts and makes no sense.” Br. Luke Ditewig, SSJE The day after […]
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one that was actually there, And that has made all the difference. A […]
The Atypical Church
My heart broke again. It started in the car. “Mama, no one will include me at recess. I keep asking to play, but everyone already has […]
Help me up, this is my song
Some of my first memories of our tiny country church are in the first pew, sitting right next to my great-grandmother. After raising my grandmother […]
My morning prayers keep me focused on the Holy Spirit’s presence.
For twenty years, my prayer practice reminded me that my children were sealed with the Holy Spirit and marked as Christ’s own forever.