something to sing about

It may seem as if there is nothing to sing about. That we are being bombarded by outside forces and circumstances that lay us low. But, we have a recourse. We can seek out ways to lift our spirits for ourselves and for others. This intention changes everything. Our actions become healing. Our lives becomes … Continue reading something to sing about

David’s Gift

Today it is my friend's birthday and this is my gift to him! He has always been someone who looks for ways to give and to serve others and during this pandemic, he found a way that touches everyone who walks, skates, or drives by his small garage.  David created a free neighborhood pantry that … Continue reading David’s Gift

courage, faith and hope

  You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.  Thomas Merton  

LOVE CALLS

FIND THE GROUND  SEND ROOTS DEEP INTO THAT SPACE OF CONSTANCY   FEEL THE SOLIDITY OF THE EARTH OPEN TO THE SPACIOUSNESS OF THE SKY   SIT STILL UNTIL YOU FEEL YOURSELF COME TO REST TO STOP   TAKE A DEEP BREATH DECIDE   I CAN SEE THIS DIFFERENTLY I CAN SEE THIS AS A … Continue reading LOVE CALLS

HOLY WEEK

This is what was birthed this morning - a profound message of Hope, Healing and Love in compassion for all beings without exception A letter for Holy Week and Pesach My Dear Friends My heart is broken and I am filled with grief at the news of the pending circumstances as a result of this … Continue reading HOLY WEEK

walk on

That's Eliza up ahead walking between her mother and aunt with her father and grandfather behind her! I was struck by this sweet image of support and obvious affection and love. It was a poignant metaphor for my own experience, in fact. Today was the first day in over 2 years that I could walk … Continue reading walk on

ONE TABLE

Today I am thinking of the week ahead with all of the chaos that can be and is often associated with the holidays. And, I am making a decision about what I want to bring to the table. Besides the stuffing, I want to bring my own best self. And as I contemplate this, it … Continue reading ONE TABLE

But still

Today is one of those days. Sitting here in this sanctuary, looking out through the double doors, the sky is dark and overcast as we wait for the possibility of our first snow - just flurries perhaps. But still. There is a chant very quietly playing and I am overcome by a sense of deep … Continue reading But still

UNMASK THE SOUL

It's Halloween but I have an idea. Instead of putting on a mask and costume, let's take them off. Let's take off the frowns and grimaces. Let's stop being so adult. Let's become child-like. Let's return to our innocent and hopeful true self and greet each other with deep joy and gratitude. May you be … Continue reading UNMASK THE SOUL

Keep Going

May the contemplations in this book bring you encouragement to stay the course. May this small offering bring you the inspiration to continue your own pilgrimage to your heart. May this be a reminder that it is possible to break through the barriers you believe stifle and block you and find deep and lasting peace … Continue reading Keep Going