things I’m loving this autumn

I loved James Clear’s book Atomic Habits, and one line in particular has stuck with me: “Decide the type of person you want to be. Prove it to yourself with small wins.” Here are some small things that I’m checking off as wins lately, I’d love to hear about yours in the comments! (Almost) daily… Continue reading things I’m loving this autumn

quarantine reads

I don't know how your reading habits are doing during these strange, quiet days, but mine fell off the wagon for a while. Part of the problem was not having the right book. I had been trying to get through Khaled Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed for my book club, but after trudging through three… Continue reading quarantine reads

in the garden

“Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, ‘Woman, why are you crying?’ ‘They have taken my Lord away,’ she… Continue reading in the garden

at the tomb

A reflection for Holy Saturday… The day of waiting is upon us. Let us not rush into celebration. Yes, resurrection is coming, but it is not here yet. There has been death and for that we must grieve. In the mangled body of the lifeless Jesus we see the ultimate, sad conclusion of our sinful… Continue reading at the tomb

the Easter task

Like many of you, I’m constantly trying to find the balance between action and rest, between achieving and just be-ing, between praying and working.  This was a balance I was searching for before the pandemic, but now, with our lives and routines and schedules completely upended, it’s like starting fresh in many ways. Only now… Continue reading the Easter task

an invitation

Today is a new day. How are you feeling about it? I know that for some of us dread is weighing heavy. One day is rolling into the next with no real end in sight, and this sameness, monotony, and isolation might be a dark cloud over you. Waking up might not be a joyful… Continue reading an invitation

nothing is in vain

If this time in our lives has taught us anything, it is that we are, all of us, so inextricably connected. We have seen the power that one small choice can have on a community, a nation, on the entire world, both for the good and the bad. Even if we feel disconnected from the… Continue reading nothing is in vain

to the fearful ones

I’m writing this to the ones who feel scared and overwhelmed right now. Who feel that heavy cloud come over them the second they read the news headlines. Who can’t seem to escape from under that darkness even when they put the news away. I’m writing this to you, because I am you. I know… Continue reading to the fearful ones

when doubt seems more like forgetfulness

Every morning, without fail, the sun rises. Sometimes I am awake to see it, sometimes I am not. Either way, it happens. First the sky is black and spotted with twinkling stars, then it turns a dusty grey-blue and those same stars fade then disappear entirely. Sometimes I wake when the sky is a delicious… Continue reading when doubt seems more like forgetfulness