a holy lent--humility and empathy

Uncategorized Mar 30, 2022

Jesus is the one who has broken down the walls of hostility between humans.  I must be oh, so careful not to build them back, through unkind thoughts or broken systems.  So, this week I long for HUMILITY and EMPATHY. 

I’ve put these two words together because both require me...

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a holy lent--endurance

Uncategorized Mar 23, 2022

I used to believe that if I kept to my workout regimen, I wouldn’t ever lose my muscle tone.  I could keep my body and fitness forever.  I didn’t take into account the debilitating effects of plantar fasciitis.  An overuse injury, common to tennis players of a caliber...

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a holy lent--vision

Uncategorized Mar 16, 2022

“Open the eyes of my heart, Lord.  Open the eyes of my heart.
I want to see You; I want to see You.”          Michael W. Smith 

Today I am longing for VISION…. vision to see God and learn from him.  To know that what...

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a holy lent--simplicity

Uncategorized Mar 09, 2022

I enjoy the magazine “Real Simple” with its space-saving solutions, its paired down decor and clean lines.  I like the concept, but I can’t live that way.  My house is filled with so much stuff, and each item carefully placed in view has a memory attached or a useful...

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a holy lent--harmony

Uncategorized Mar 02, 2022

During the season preceding Easter, the devoted of certain Christian traditions often give up something or find a new discipline to adopt. One appropriate way of experiencing a holy Lent is to go through an extended period of self-examination.  Beginning on Ash Wednesday (today!) and...

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when you're smilin'

Uncategorized Feb 23, 2022

Last week I wrote about rainbows, those fleetingly ephemeral manifestations of water and light.  Over Christmas I saw one as I was driving through a brief shower on the freeway.  I wanted to stop and take a photograph, but by the time I had pulled off the highway it was gone.  Many...

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rainbow

Uncategorized Feb 16, 2022

As we emerge from the worst days of Omicron, the third but probably not the last of the COVID variants, we’re hanging onto a cautious optimism.  Some of us are angry at how long this difficult season has gone on, and we look for someone to blame for all the upheaval of the last two...

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morning visitor

Uncategorized Feb 09, 2022

Just shambling and rambling my morning away,
  I’m roaming through yards on my A.M. sashay;
I’ve rummaged through garbage and eaten my fill,
  I’m zigging and zagging through gardens at will. 

Though some find me scary or startling at best,
  I have no intent of...

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marvelous

Uncategorized Feb 02, 2022

“Marvelous” was my mother’s word.  I think she loved the sophisticated way that the first syllable could be drawn out, as in “MAH-velous.”  She used it all the time.  I mean ALL THE TIME!  On the other hand, she objected to my dad’s overuse...

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candlelight

Uncategorized Jan 26, 2022

The dancing candle flames break into prisms in her brain,
pixilating thoughts shattering in shards of names and
                           places of vague memory. 

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