I was really not into Lent…

For years, I really was not into Lent. It was a sad time. I really just wanted to fast-forward through those forty days and get on to Easter. A few years ago though, I was on a “purposeful living” kick. I was attempting to be present in each moment. As we entered Lent, I realizedContinue reading “I was really not into Lent…”

Losing the Masks this Lent

I was reading something that Marilyn Monroe wrote and it really resonated with me. Monroe wrote, “I’m finding that sincerity, and to be [as] simple and direct as I’d like, is often taken for sheer stupidity.” There is truth in her words. Sincerity and simplicity are not often-prized in modern times.  Rather, from the timeContinue reading “Losing the Masks this Lent”

Sun-baked thoughts of Mermaids and The Magdalen

As I sat by the shore, warm sand underfoot, cool waves misting before me, my mind started to wander to the blue horizon.  Perhaps it was a recent game of pirate-themed, mini-golf that led to thoughts of mermaids in the sea…mermaids with long and beautiful hair.  Thoughts of long and beautiful hair led to thoughtsContinue reading “Sun-baked thoughts of Mermaids and The Magdalen”

“They will know you by your love”

The other day, I was driving to work when I came upon an accident. One car had rear-ended another car. It’s a common occurrence in our region – too many cars, too little space, too many distractions. What was unique about this accident though was the response of the police officer at the scene. HeContinue reading ““They will know you by your love””

We are so blessed

The latest news says that Meriam Ibrahim is safe at the US Embassy in Kartoum. If you haven’t heard the story of this 27 year-old woman, let me brief you. This woman was born in Sudan to an Ethiopian Christian mother and Sudanese Muslim father. Her father left her family when she was just six.Continue reading “We are so blessed”

“God is in the Details”

So, I have to give credit where credit is due. My friend, Mary Ann, just gave me the title for this post when I told her this story a few minutes ago. Listen to this. As often happens, I got busy with the end of the school year activities, work, and life in general and againContinue reading ““God is in the Details””

A Good Man

Today my uncle David passed away. My uncle was addicted to alcohol and drugs. He spent years drinking and taking all kinds of drugs. He became homeless. People would shun him on the streets. He was arrested countless times for public intoxication. He was in and out of prison many times for this – butContinue reading “A Good Man”

Walking between Worlds at Christmas

One week ago today, I was driving along and reflecting on my day when one of my favorite Christmas songs came on the radio, “Love came down at Christmas. Love all lovely, Love Divine.” It felt as if I had walked between many worlds on this particular day.  In fact, I walk between worlds mostContinue reading “Walking between Worlds at Christmas”