Tag: life

lessons learned: paperwhites and epiphany

Today is Epiphany in the Christian church calendar.  It marks the journey of the Magi to the Christ child and celebrates God being revealed to us as Jesus–coming into the world to experience both darkness and light just as we do and sharing the…

pruning

You can sit with her the child of your innermost being You can hold her hand and assure her that life is a journey that there’s room to grow and change and become You can tell her stories and sing her songs and offer…

Mary Oliver’s The Journey

I have kept these words close to my heart for a long time.  There are days when I pull them out and hold them delicately in my hands and in my spirit and am grateful for their strength and wisdom. ~cameron One day you…

Lenten reflection: the Potter

This morning as I read of the postponement of Kelly Gissendaner‘s execution, I wondered what it must be like for her as she waits in the unknown.  I wonder if her faith is surrounding her in peace.  I wonder if a flame of hope…

blessings by Jan Richardson

This morning, I am delighted to find an email from Jan Richardson in my inbox with information about her new Women’s Christmas Retreat.  She notes that in Ireland and other places, Epiphany is celebrated by women as a day of rest, reflection and retreat…

Anne Hillman’s We look with uncertainty

This morning, I was drawn into an article by Parker Palmer at the On Being with Krista Tippett website.  This poem was included, and it resonates with me in this season of my life. I encourage you to visit the website and read the…

a happier life~reflection on a saturday morn

It is a morning of expectation and delight as it is the first Saturday in quite some time that my daughter and I have not had a commitment beyond hanging out with each other.  I am realistic though–I know that as she finishes out…

lessons learned: caring for the root bound

“You are root bound,” she said.  “Your prayer needs to be, ‘God, give me a bigger pot.’” That’s what my counselor said to me Tuesday, and it has resonated with my spirit ever since.  Given how I love to blog about creation and spirituality,…

wild geese and ordinary miracles

Over the weekend, I heard one of my favorite noises–the honking of a flock of Canadian geese overhead.  I love that sound because for me, it signals the coming of Autumn.  As I watched them fly by, I stood in awe of all the…

lessons learned: mushrooms and awakenings

Yesterday morning, I arrived at work to a magical sight.  A group of 7 large mushrooms in various stages of growth slowly burst forth through the pine straw mulch by our back parking lot.  It’s happened dozens of times since I’ve worked there, but…

Mary Oliver’s The Summer Day

It was a Mary Oliver kind of morning~ The Summer Morning Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who…

the value of keeping quiet

Sometimes, simple poetry becomes my prayer for the day.  Here is one of my favorites~ Keeping Quiet by Pablo Neruda Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still for once on the face of the earth, let’s not speak in…

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