Storms, Love & Candy

The frenzy’s been real. You can feel the pulse of anxiety on the roads, in the stores, the preparation of a town awaiting the tremendous storm but, you know it isn’t IF the storm is coming, it’s simply a matter of when Sometimes a life storm catches us by surprise and we reel back in shock, in anger, in despair and, other times we have a heads up and we rip our hair out while we wait, becoming gatherers of supplies, worriers of the utmost. dear friend, Could it be that you and I are the ones called to be…

A Christmas Secret (Do Not Be Afraid.)

Beloved, There is a secret in your midst. The secret is wonderful. Powerful. Everlasting. Are you ready? Here it is… The Christmas story is actually your story. My story. Yes. It’s true. I know how easy it is to go through days nearly numb to our actions. We neatly stack our bricks, align our shoes, swallow our food whole. We follow the good, the right, the status quo— Because after all, this is how it’s done, this is what we’ve learned. Us, rule followers, brick stackers. You and I, we’ve never imagined it differently. But here’s the thing, the story…

When Spirit Meets Spirit

This week for Advent, I dwell with Elizabeth and what happens when Spirit meets Spirit. At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of…

Celebrate!

In honor of all the celebrations that arise at this time of year! A celebration arises, a party as I ponder. Suddenly, I’m whisked to age seven, elbow to elbow with like-aged girls wearing ponytails and tank tops around a picnic table on the back porch. Rainbow Brite doll rests on my lap, Footloose be-bops in the background, a birthday blessing belted aloud. Now, I’m twelve, summer air breezes, a feast at Uncle Kenny’s home of food and frolic. I nudge the grown men to let me join horseshoes, a game of ping-pong and pool played, a lazy unwind in…

Trinity Woos

Trinity birthed from wholeness, wooing with each breath. Parent, child, spirit, our guiding light within. Loving parent nurtures, “I accept you as you are.” Playful child sparkles, “Remember what is true.” Raucous spirit drifts warm, “I am with you, far and wide.” Trinity, free-whirling entities, dancing, joyful as one. This, a sacred mystery, ours to behold. Ours to receive. To Ponder: “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your…