Tag: peace

The Rock Piles of Ministry: Who Knew?

  Behold. A rock pile. Not just any rock pile. Oh, no! It’s taken years to get this pile of rocks. There was a decent start to the pile when we moved in 22 years ago. As I dug new garden beds, I’d find…

Bone weary gratitude

  Something hit me. Hard. Whatever it was (or is!), I went from 100 mph doing chores, cleaning dishes and getting charting done to about 5 mph as I crawled into bed at 9 pm and slept for about 12 hours. A fever and…

¬†Another day, another stole

Today I took a quick trip into downtown DC, to the plaza in front of the US Supreme Court building. Before I started my rounds with my hospice patients, I put on my collar and this stole. The stole was made by refugee artists…

The calm before the storm

The weather forecast for today and tomorrow contains dire predictions. Snow, sleet and lots of both. I haven’t heard the latest predictions, (they keep changing!) but I understand that there will be plenty of whatever falls from the sky. In the middle of this…

What I learned building a labyrinth

I finished the labyrinth this week. It took several hours as I dug and chiseled enough dirt out of the way to inset the bricks. I left the paths¬†au naturel with just the usual weeds, grass and dirt. It’s nestled in a part of…

A Prayer in a Song: WORN

I heard this song on my way home from my chaplain duty hours this morning. It touched me and reminded me that I can always pour out what is on my heart and mind and God hears and comforts me. I pray tonight for…

When the walls fail…

Eight years ago, the levees failed in New Orleans, and Katrina’s storm surge all but swallowed a city. We watched news reports and saw President George W. Bush tour the area in a helicopter. We listened to the frustrations of people camped in the…

Solvitur Ambulando: It Is Solved By Walking

Today I hauled over 175 bricks from a place by the garden fence to the middle of the back yard. They were pavers that we saved from when we fixed the front walk. I had them stacked out of the way but still easy…

Rain

Worth repeating this song on my blog again… because sometimes there are days we need to be reminded that life is NOT all puppy dogs, butterflies and rainbows. And God is still there, standing beside us in the struggle, and fortifying our hope and…

Peace instead of despair

In so many parts of the world, bombings and trauma are every-day occurrences. That does not ease anyone’s fears or worries. There really are no words, only prayers on days like today. Grace and peace be with you, my friends. The Peace of Wild…

NaBloPoMo Day 8 – A chance to not dream?

This is a blogging prompt with an interesting twist: If you could be given the option to never sleep and also never be tired, would you take it if it meant you’d also never dream again? Good question. the short answer is, “NO.” Why?…

Recharging – Day #3 of NaBloPoMo

Today’s writing prompt is: What is your favorite way to recharge when you feel drained of energy? In case you don’t know me… I’m An Extrovert! I’m frequently persuading my family to get involved in one of my goofy ideas… (and they usually play…

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