Three days ago, on the 25th of November, Helena posted this picture of a rainbow over Trinity on her facebook page. Ten days ago the Education and Outreach Ministry talked about the tragedy of terrorism in Paris and we talked about the Belko Peace Lecture for 2016. Sarah spoke of a David Brooks editorial whereContinue reading “It is our task to be a blessing”
Patricia and I had the privilege, last Sunday afternoon, of wandering on the beach at Leelanau State Park Lighthouse, all the way on the northern tip of our peninsula in Lake Michigan. We were delighted by the sun, the shimmer on the water, the magnificent grace of the swans, the history of the lighthouse and itsContinue reading “bubbles and beach stones”
Back in early August, I had the privilege of walking the Table Rock Wilderness Trail near Mollala, Oregon, with my grandson, Moses. On the trail I was captured by the play of light and shadow along the trail. Among the images I photographed that day was this one of a monarch butterfly on the path amongContinue reading “Light and Shadows”
In our Thursday AM study group at St. Andrew we are reading Jan Richardson’s wonderful book, In the Sanctuary of Women. Tomorrow we at 10:00 am we will be discussing chapter one. It is about Eve. Jan ponders lots of questions about Eve. Among them is one something like this: What prayers persist beneathContinue reading “what prayers persist”
While in Portland, I saw this Jan Richardson blessing on the cupboard by the Brownell sink . . . the seed contains . . . the nest and branches will hold . . . oh yes!
Remember that childhood story/poem? Tonight the moon rose full in Sarasota. I remembered. And, I read tomorrow’s meditation from Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening:
This past week, Donna Papenhausen introduced me to Neil Douglas-Klotz’s translation of the Lord’s Prayer from Aramaic. I appreciated it. Maybe you will too. We will pray it tomorrow at St. Andrew: Lords Prayer Translation by Neil Douglas-Klotz in Prayers of the Cosmos O Birther! Father- Mother of the Cosmos Focus your light withinContinue reading “The Lord’s Prayer translated from Aramaic”
2012 was an unusual and awesome year in our lives. Thank you for being part of it through wellsofwellness.org. Our new year’s blessing for you continues the theme of this webpage: May 2013 be for you, a year of vibrancy, beauty, tears, and grace. VIBRANCY In today’s paper, Frank Bruni’s editorial, “This New Year, seekContinue reading “an adventure in the everglades”
May the work born of Christmas come alive in you.
Today is election day in the United States. Many of you have already voted. Those of us who haven’t yet, will go to the poles today. Jennifer’s friend, Jennifer Yocum, wrote these words: “The character of our nation will be far less determined by Tuesday’s vote than it will be by the acts of compassion,Continue reading “vote”