Nature comes to my door

I noticed one afternoon a rustling in my pansy flower planter on my balcony porch. Out flies a wren. As I watched another wren appeared with a decomposing leaf. They are building a nest for their new family. So, what about my pansies? Do I try watering them carefully not…

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Green Relief

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, as spring seriously settles in, we are given a balm to soothe our weary, stressed and anxious souls. The COVID-19 pandemic can turn our days to a monochromatic drama of fear, uselessness and cabin fever. Our personal identity is often bound up with how many…

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A meditation for the pandemic

be still and know that I am GOD in noise in hope in grief in family in faith in wisdom in who to trust in social distancing in financial worries in wellness in privilege in blessing of time   in silence in betrayal in solitude in sickness in hope in…

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A New Lenten Fast

This is not the Lenten season any of us would have expected. Annually Lent is a time of grace, a time we choose to do some serious spiritual housecleaning. As one homilist put it: it is the spring training of our spiritual lives. A time to brush up on basic…

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The Good Lord Giveth

It was only March 3, but the daffodils were already pushing up through the ground: tender green shoots. Four days later and even though the temperatures had hovered near freezing for several nights, buds had appeared. A warmer winter and a south-facing flower bed had convinced these hardy harbingers of…

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