It's been a while. Since February, actually. So much has happened, and I don't know the words to describe it all. Perhaps some day I'll write about it, and document the shift I've encountered over the last time, but not yet. Lately I've been reflecting on the Christmas/winter season quite a bit, and coming up … Continue reading Where to begin?
Yesterday morning I set out to walk the labyrinth that sits out behind my church. I picked up my favorite "walking rock" from the pile of gravel (it helps me focus to have something in my hand) and took the first step onto the path. It was a beautiful morning, with the sun streaming through the trees, … Continue reading What does it mean to trust God?
Lately I've been reflecting on the balance between truth and grace. I err on the side of truth, passion, and justice, and am constant need of growth in the area of grace. When something becomes a justice issue for me (anytime a person or group of people or creation is treated as "less than"), I … Continue reading Grace in the process
Transition involves all sorts of weird emotions. On the one hand, it's very exciting and I find myself jumping up and down, clapping my hands, and making random squeaky noises. We're embarking on a new adventure, I get an art room, and it's fun to move into a new place. Then just moments after feeling … Continue reading One foot here, one foot there (a.k.a. Moving)
The other day I came across this quote by Pierre Teilhard in my prayer book: "Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We would like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something … Continue reading The slow (uncomfortable) work of God
Today, while cleaning out my inbox, I found an email entitled "Cheryl". It read: "Good Morning to all, This morning at 7:25 AM Cheryl took her last breath. She went very peacefully." The date was November 21st, 2011. I've been putting off writing this for a while, although it has been stirring and waiting to surface. After my … Continue reading Grandma’s Earrings
Moving from one place to another. Exchanging locations. Switching jobs. Shuffling stuff. Re-decorating. New people. New places to get lost in. Transition for me goes something like this: extreme amount of excitement and anticipation, feeling overwhelming, just getting it done, stress catching up to me, breaking down, re-adjusting, laughing, talking through it all, settling. In … Continue reading Transition