Pausing to watch the birds as I drink a cup of tea.  Taking in a deep breath when I am uncertain and it feels like fear is welling up within me. Hearing the wind chime and letting it be a message of peace as the wind blows.  

This week my intention is to “keep it s...

June 25, 2020

 “Whoever welcomes you, welcomes me.” Matthew 10:40

When you are down and troubled and you need a helping hand….the lyrics from James Taylor’s song “You’ve Got a Friend” are running through my mind as I write this morning.

There have been times during these 100 plus da...

June 12, 2020

Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another.             

- 1 John 4:17

WE- it speaks so much easier than it is to live it out.  LOVE-  it speaks so much easier than it is to live it out.  GOD- to us in so many ways tha...

Both. Always and all ways.  Both. 

Who knew?  Who knew that such a powerful connection could be made across borders, across age groups, across life experiences?  Who knew that together we would hear a song- it would be comfort, inspiration and be a balm? Who k...

Naming the summer.  A summer theme for us to work on as a family. We were a newly blended family with both of us working and a lot of teenage angst and attitude. We called it the “Summer of Self-sufficiency”. Even as our children had the summer “off” from school, we we...

Word. That’s what my bonus son Rico often says. Just that. Word. It’s slang for “I am in agreement” or can mean “I hear what you are saying” or “well said”.

This week we hear lots of words from John 17. In a very lengthy prayer (that takes up all of the seventeenth cha...

How can we know the way?  In times that are uncertain and unknown, we get to ask for directions. The stereotype of men unwilling to ask for directions is contradicted in our gospel reading. In John 14:1-14 Thomas says to Jesus,  "Lord, we do not know where you are goin...

April 24, 2020

Recognize. rec·og·nize  verb 

1. identify (someone or something) from having encountered them before; know again.

Camels. “Did you see those camels?”,  I asked as the bus with our high school youth group sped along the highway on a trip up the Southern California co...

April 17, 2020

Trusting a response will come. Demanding it? Associate Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, Cameron B.R. Howard, wrote a thought provoking reflection “Demanding that God Show Up”.  It sparked in me a new way to view our friend Jesus’ disciple Thomas' faith....

April 8, 2020

The howling helped.

Here in Colorado at 8pm each evening people are invited to Howl. Dan and I tried it for the first time last night as we went to look at the Super Moon. We accepted the invitation to try it out. In his statewide address Governor Jared Polis mentioned...

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