April 7, 2021

Written April 7 at 5:a.m. Today, and the next two months require prayer in our family. They are and will continue to be a lesson in trusting God. Actually, every day of our lives requires trust – a mountain of trust for all of us. Today I am acutely aware that I need to trust…

March 7, 2021

  Many years ago, when I was teaching high school full time, I discovered I was much more comfortable teaching with my classroom door closed, even though I knew it helped with ventilation to have it open. I wasn’t worried about distractions coming from the hallway. That closed door gave me freedom just to be…

January 26, 2021

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay “Alone, Together” in Prayer? Yesterday, I reread a favourite book of my grandchildren. Children are so wise. They know the wonder of books as friends to be enjoyed, over and over again. This morning, I returned to my cherished reflection book, “The Only Necessary Thing,” a collection of Henri Nouwen’s reflections on prayer….

June 9, 2020

It Started With A Sneeze. Six week old Riley sneezed, and Tom responded with his customary, “Bless You.” In my heart, I added, “with laughter and love.” That was the beginning. Now, when I rock our precious sleeping Riley, I pray silently, “May God Bless you, Riley, every day, with laughter, love and faith. Sometimes,…

March 26, 2020

I received this reminder from our minister, Rev. Nancy Wilson. Today I needed it. I offer it to all of you with my blessings and I’m sure hers as well. “During this time of ‘staying put at home’, practice offering a ‘walking prayer’ today. Walk or move around your house, your lot or through your…

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