Tag: Personal

Tired and Mossy

Just in front of my parking space yesterday was this mossy trunk of a stately oak tree. The grass wasn’t sprouting yet. The branches were bare, and last year’s leaves blew around on the ground beneath her. No sign of spring anywhere… I had…

The 63rd Day

It’s the 63rd Day of Christmas. I counted. I’ve changed vestments from Advent to Ordinary time to Lent. I’ve had the flu, traveled to a conference, and worked too many hours, and have been so tired that One More Chore wasn’t gonna happen. The…

Heard in a whisper

The empty chair at the fireplace edge beckoned welcomed invited me “Come and sit” “Come and listen” Come and just BE” And so I sat and rocked and listened and heard, “Now go out and listen some more…”        

It’s not my story to tell…

I have learned a difficult lesson in  my work as a chaplain. It is one borne out of walking with others who are hurting or have hurt others… and there are times I would love to share the lessons learned, or the take-aways for…

You say Goodbye… I say Hello

Almost three years ago, I walked into this office. Friday afternoon, I put the last paperclip, pen, and stapler into office relocation bins. I was a little teary, and it surprised me. I scolded myself. “Really. This is no big deal.” And yet, it…

Friday Five: Triumphs

Kathrynzj is hosting this week’s Friday Five: At my church we’re in the midst of a new thing – the Narrative Lectionary. So far, so good… I think. It’s so hard to tell right in the middle of something new if it’s going well or…

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