This morning I walked in the bright sunshine after days of frigid rain had washed the earth, making everything clean and new. The pansies that line the walkway were trapped in a thin layer of ice, but their purple and yellows peeking through were enough to remind me that spring is in sight. How glad … Continue reading Morning by Morning: New Mercies
Last week I was able to come out of my fourteen-day quarantine that kept me from caring for my grandson, Baker. It resulted from being in the nursing home with my mother the last two days of her life. While she didn't have COVID-19, nor did any other residents, my son and daughter-in-law felt it … Continue reading Released from Quarantine: Return to Joy
I’m staring at the screen and searching for inspiration and knowing I have a post due. But what can I write, when I’m feeling tired and my well has gone dry? What do you have for me to inspire others’ with, Lord, when I’m wondering if I’m inspired myself? I trace my tiredness and think … Continue reading Dry Well
I spotted the Santa holding the globe on an after- Christmas sale table. That’s mine, I thought and wasn’t sure why I was so attracted to it. But then looking around my house, I was reminded of the globes and maps I’d collected, drawn to the landforms of the earth and the blues of the … Continue reading Your Favorite Things
Going on a pilgrimage is about having your eyes and heart open.