July 31, 2020

It was more than enough. What seemed like so little was more than enough.  The brief outdoor graveside service was enough. The eulogy, the words read from scripture, the recorded songs we heard, the brief homily I shared, the prayers we offered up, the rose petals drop...

July 23, 2020

First breath. Last breath. Every breath in between. As I drove to a hospice visit I spoke with another pastor on the phone. She shared how she learned to take deep breaths when she was with those whose labored breathing was indicating the closeness of their death. We s...

July 17, 2020

Here comes the judge, here comes the judge….Sometimes laughing can help remind me to take off the robe and put down the gavel. Maybe you also remember from the days of “Laugh In” Sammy Davis Jr’s routine. It came to mind this week. Stop weeding. That is another message...

July 11, 2020

Every year we talk about getting an early start to our garden by planting seeds indoors in the early Spring. Every year we go and buy tomato plants because we didn’t get any seeds started. Seeds take a different type of tending and time line. This year we did amend the...

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...

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