Last week I pulled a comfy, old, cat-scratched chair outside, and put it on my tiny porch. Having it there makes opening the door a challenge, but this isn't the door that we use most of the time anyway. After I make coffee and feed the cats, I come out here with my cup of… Continue reading Something truly human: choosing love
As many of you know, Jack and I have been hoping to buy a home in Middlebury VT, for about a year. Yesterday, we went through that house. As soon as we walked in the door, it felt like home. One of the owners gave us the tour (as her sweet toddler followed behind, happily… Continue reading Heaven is now, when I remember that all is well
The other day my son Tom and I were discussing Christmas plans and he told me that he and his brother (my youngest son Matt) wanted to host the family Christmas gathering at our house, and that they wanted to do the menu planning and most of the cooking. If you could have seen me,… Continue reading 1000 times Yes!
Yesterday I received an email from a friend who wanted to let me know that as she was driving home from a several-day trip away, a happy image of me had flashed through her mind and in that moment she sent a blessing. I was so touched and grateful for this prayer. I could feel… Continue reading how we pray
At the end of my run yesterday, I noticed a butterfly in my neighbor's driveway. I put my hand close to its front legs, and it crawled onto my finger. As I walked home, I kept thinking it was going to fly away, but it didn't, so when I got back to our house, I… Continue reading Blessing others…with a smile
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
Before I fell asleep last night, I was thinking about the incredible healing power that is released when we bless difficult situations, and got up this morning to read Maria Wulf's* beautiful blog on that very thing! A couple of months ago, a woman who I used to know, came into my mind. Several years… Continue reading Double blessings