She and Her Glitter (A Valentine’s Tale)

Today is Ash Wednesday. A beautiful day in the liturgical church calendar to reflect upon our mortality and the promised resurrection of life lived with Christ. As my faith journey continues, I regularly experience little “deaths” and opportunities for little “resurrections” with the Living Christ among us. May you experience a rich season of Lent to reflect upon what Christ’s life and death mean for you. Next week, I’ll begin a weekly offering of Lent through the monastic practice of seven daily pauses. Today, I offer you a Valentine’s tale. Can you find Christ in the midst? Once upon a…

Stillness, Jesus and Other Stuff

Hi friend, Whatcha been up to? Me? Oh, gosh. Bunches. I could tell you about our family visit to Colonial Williamsburg, or long conversations about life with my other half. There’s been texts, visits, Facetime and phone calls with friends & family that have been surprising, needed, soulful; the routine is always there: the laundry, morning walks with Kylo (read: crazy lab) and, of course, lots of soccer games. There’s BOOKS; oh, how I love words and new, crisp pages to peruse: Thomas Moore is stretching my mind; Dani Shapiro is – well – just honest, deep and amazing; there’s…