Halloween is a time when we can put on masks and be someone else for a day. My grandniece is a pumpkin this year; my grandnephew is a monkey. They know it’s pretend, and they know who they really are. We have all had the experience of asking a toddler at the door, “Are you … More Halloween and Humility
The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament proclaims the works of God’s hands. (Psalm 19:2) This is the reason that I get up when it’s still dark — to anticipate a surprising sunrise!
Two people in my life died this week: on Monday, my upstairs neighbor who moved into her condo the same day that I moved into mine; on Wednesday, a cousin in Ohio who, like many of you, was a reader of this blog. Consequently, today I am reflecting about grief. Grief is a multifaceted response … More Grief
Lately, I have been feeling the need to simplify my life and settle my affairs – both materially and spiritually. This feeling may be related to the fact that I have as yet completed neither the updating of my will nor the projects I started for my spiritual legacy class. I keep asking myself: What … More Letting Go
The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom should I fear? The Lord is my life’s refuge; Of whom should I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1) Today, I am scheduled for my annual physical. Why do I dread these appointments? I am in excellent health, so why the apprehension? I am grateful that I have … More The Dreaded Annual Physical