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

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

a reset

I guess the thing now for new year’s resolutions is to choose a word for your year. Have you heard of it? Maybe you’ve already chosen one. Health, Energy, Boldness, Creativity, Courage. Or maybe you hate all things resolutions and have vowed never to make them again. I am somewhere in between. January definitely gives… Continue reading a reset

hello 2020

After Christmas I take a walk down to the shore at my grandmother’s house. The sun is just rising above the clouds making ribbons of pink and orange dance on the still morning water. The air is bitter cold, and my fingers quickly cramp as I try to snap just the right photo for my… Continue reading hello 2020

to have something to give

Christmas is around the corner, which magnifies all those nagging questions...What else do I have to buy? What more do I need? Who is left on my list to shop for?  There is so much consuming at Christmas. And though I love finding just the right gift and imagining how it will bring a smile… Continue reading to have something to give