Seeking Wisdom

Yesterday, the Gospel reading was the Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13). That story always made me fearful and still does make me uneasy. You may recall the story. Ten virgins – five wise and five foolish – were waiting to greet the bridegroom. We’re not told why but the bridegroom is delayed, in … More Seeking Wisdom

Generosity

Next weekend I will celebrate 9 years of living in Florida – 7½ years on this lanai. This is now my record for living in one place since I left my childhood home! Today I am finally back on the lanai in the early morning after a long hot summer. So many blessings for which … More Generosity

Salubrity

As I turn my calendar to August, these are the words and image I find. They urge me to think about what summer has brought so far in terms of salubrity. What is it about my days that promotes my own health and wellbeing? Too often, we fill our days with work, obligations, and endless … More Salubrity

Book Club Favorites

We just completed our second year of Book Club at my church. The invitation to join goes out to all parish members, but, not surprisingly, only women have responded so far. We are a group of about 20 women who meet on the second Wednesday of each month from September through May. Participation varies from … More Book Club Favorites

Culture and Christian Spirituality

Earlier this month, I posted “Culture and Christian Spirituality (1)” based on the book Living Mission Interculturally: Faith, Culture, and the Renewal of Praxis (2015) by Professor of Theology and Culture Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp. In Chapter 5, Gittins focuses on four major cultural variables that shape our faith and spirituality: 1) social location and … More Culture and Christian Spirituality

Sunrise

  Cloudless sky, birdsong Sun coming up over trees A bit of heaven.   Good coffee, good books Me here, still in pajamas A bit of heaven.