May 24, 2019

When I decided to wear black and white to the Symphony, I chose not to wear my great grandmothers jet beads and wore, instead, a black pendant with a white elephant. It’s a favorite because I value the way elephants relate to and take care of each other. I know that no...

April 12, 2019

“The Kingdom of God is like the yeast that a woman used in making bread. Even though she put in only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.”

My adventure with wild yeast started years ago when my daughter wanted to bake bread wi...

March 15, 2019

A friend who visited England years ago told me that she was impressed with billboards that read: TAKE COURAGE. She assumed it might have related to The War and was disappointed when she learned that COURAGE is a beer. I have been reflecting lately on those words: TAKE...

January 25, 2019

“The problem with modern living is that we are too busy to notice that we are being blessed.” 

Life of the Beloved

 By: Henri L. M. Nouwen

When I am confronted with a new book, I page flip, reading selections here and there. If something resonates, I will often...

January 11, 2019

This is the question I have asked myself over and over and indeed a search that never seems to be resolved. Pre-Easter Jesus, as revealed in the first three gospels, is an amazing person who intrigues me, evokes such admiration, respect, and indeed devotion that I want...

October 19, 2018

 My very precocious little granddaughter was perched on the arm of my chair when I thought to ask her what she knows about God. She thought about it a minute and said: “I think His favorite color is yellow, a very, very bright beautiful yellow.”

It took a minute for me...