I am thankful for the thoughtful soul who left these sweet gifts at my back door. I felt loved and known by you even as you chose to be secretive in your kindness.
Lilacs... oh how I love thee. The city I am from is known as the Lilac City and every year they have a lilac festival. The smell brings me great happiness. They are one of my very favorite flowers. We had a row of these in my backyard growing up, and I would take the … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 34
A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us. ― Henri J.M. Nouwen I wish I could say I have this waiting business down. I have … Continue reading Wait
When despair grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 33
"Ignoring reality does not breed joy. Pretending that what is true does not exist is not holy defiance. The seeds of joy can only be firmly planted in the pungent soil of the here and now while at the same time being tethered to eternity. Joy is fully rooted in the truth. Joy embraces all … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 32