Sabbath Time

Until now, I have been thinking of my stay-at-home time as living in a liminal space – the space between leaving behind what no longer is and not yet knowing what is to come. While these threshold experiences are sometimes uncomfortable for me, they are not unfamiliar. After reading Norman Wirzba’s description of sabbath time … More Sabbath Time

First Day of Summer

There is something exhilarating about the first day of summer! I think it’s all that light at the beginning and end of the day. I live in Florida now, where we enjoy summer weather for more than half of the year, yet the first day of summer still signals a transition to more relaxing days. … More First Day of Summer

January Malaise

You may be wondering where I have been. It’s almost two weeks since I posted anything. I would like to say that I was celebrating the Christmas Season right up to its conclusion with the Lord’s Baptism last Sunday. The truth is that I have been stuck in that liminal space that transitions us from … More January Malaise

Liminal Space

I learned a new word this summer – liminal – as in liminal space. As so often happens, once I learned its meaning, I noticed the term in several books that I had been reading. And, about that time, I received an email from a friend in which he used liminal space in ordinary conversation. … More Liminal Space