The other day, I was talking with a family member who was going on about how unfairly excluded his wife had been from his family. He said the last straw was when she wrote a letter to the one family member, who had originally been welcoming to her, but this woman had also, in the… Continue reading Where are you going this weekend?
As I was writing my post yesterday, I became distracted by a family of turkeys clucking in our back yard and thought I'd take a minute to look at them before I continued with the blog. I meant to hit the "Save Draft" button but hit "Publish" instead. Thus, yesterday's rough-draft, nameless blog, went out… Continue reading Our real journey: chanting the beauty of the good
It was Jack's 62nd birthday yesterday and he wanted to go to Mass MoCA (The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) so that is what we did. I don't understand most modern art, or appreciate it the way that Jack does, but he was in heaven as we walked from one abstract piece of art to another,… Continue reading Great Misunderstandings
I wasn't raised with the idea that the Spirit of God was within me, was the animating Spirit of me, and so as a little girl, when I prayed, I imagined that God was something other than me; something distant, remote, unknowable and ultimately impossible to please. This logically led to prayers that were more… Continue reading Time to go…. within
I was driving into my office on Friday morning and I saw a couple, loaded down with large backpacks, walking on the side of rt. 372. I knew them, (casually) and liked them very much, so turned around to see if they needed a ride. When they said yes, I knew that I was going… Continue reading The whisper
One thing that I have come to see, both in myself and others, is when we are getting close to a breakthrough; when a new opening or opportunity is just about to come into our lives, this is often the time that we experience the feelings of being "attacked", where inner or outer conflict and… Continue reading Hold that thought
Several strange things happened this morning; I overslept (just got up at 7 am!), and saw a winter wonderland as I looked outside. I never think that I am going to be ready for the snow, but I like the feeling of change that it brings, like it is saying, "We are now putting the… Continue reading Indulging our affections