Tag Archives: life

Pumpkin pie for the soul, messy closet & other ordinary stories

Life is just life. Appearing as it’s appearing, moment after moment. Whether we like it or not. Whether we stamp it with approval or long to toss it in the garbage. Seeing the Holy is a way of glimpsing the … Continue reading

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“Life itself is the teacher, my dears”

Good Wednesday morning to you, my dears. (Smile. I have always wanted to call people “my dears” like spiritual folks sometimes do. They always sound so loving when they say that.) Today I would like to introduce you to an … Continue reading

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Let everything that needs to go, go

Dear Holy Heart, I explore this with you today, sinking into this prayer of words, opening this hand and letting all drop away as You desire. Apples ripen red and whole, falling from stem-branch at just the right moment. Babies … Continue reading

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Will money and time buy happiness?

A younger Facebook friend posed a question yesterday: If you had an unlimited amount of money and time, what would your LIFE look like? I scrolled through all the answers. Many people wanted to travel all over the wide world. … Continue reading

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What will count on your deathbed?

Here is an assignment–should you choose to accept it. Pretend you’re on your deathbed.  It’s the end of this life.  Goodbye moon.  Goodbye songbirds.  Goodbye everything awful and beautiful. What advice might your dying almost-gone self give to your current … Continue reading

Posted in July, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Emotional storm

Last week Barry asked if I might ride with him to a couple of local cemeteries.  He wanted to take Memorial Day pictures for his job at the newspaper. Sure, I said.  Let me grab my camera, too. First we … Continue reading

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Keeping an open heart

One of the hardest challenges in life–I think–is cultivating and keeping our hearts open. I don’t know about you, but I learned quickly in life that an open heart can be a big liability.  Often, when we speak and share … Continue reading

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On Cattail Pond

  Some of you may remember the movie “On Golden Pond” that came out in 1981.  Don’t you love the image that name invokes?  A serene pond-lake golden in the sunset.  A pair of loons welcoming the main characters home.  … Continue reading

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Horizon Envy (once again)

Dear readers,  I am having a wee bit of a challenged week both physically and mentally, and keep surfing the Big Wide Internet searching for distractions to soothe my spirit. Some of you long-time readers & friends may remember this … Continue reading

Posted in November 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

It’s life and death for them today

Fingers in brown sandy soil thinning crowded avenues of carrots.  I used to despair thinning these deep tap roots stretching down past undulating worms.  How could one decide carrot life or death?  How could one presume to kill this one … Continue reading

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