Tag: comfort

lessons learned: the mosaic of brokenness and wholeness

This coming Sunday, a dear friend and I will be co-leading a “Longest Night” service.  Designed for healing and peace, this worship opportunity is often offered on the longest night of the year, the night when Darkness wraps her arms around us and holds… Continue Reading “lessons learned: the mosaic of brokenness and wholeness”

what the Muppets can teach us about Advent

One of my favorite holiday traditions is the annual viewing of The Muppet Christmas Carol.  I have loved the Muppets since childhood, and as an adult, I came to appreciate the gentle lessons they teach us about life.  Through humor, word, and deed, they… Continue Reading “what the Muppets can teach us about Advent”

lessons learned: walking with flashlights

Recently, we adopted two rescue dogs, and we couldn’t be more happy!  LuLu has returned to us from her time in the New Leash on Life program, and while she was there, I fell in love with another dog, Chula Grace.  Now, we’ve got… Continue Reading “lessons learned: walking with flashlights”

lessons learned: Franciscan blessings, hide and seek, and grace

A Franciscan Blessing May God bless you with discomfort, at easy answers, half-truths,                                                                                                                   and superficial relationships So that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, So that you may work for… Continue Reading “lessons learned: Franciscan blessings, hide and seek, and grace”