“Finding Hope”: A Lenten Reflection

image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay “I’ll be with you…day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.” ~Matthew 28:20 TRIALS…in our broken world Two years ago, I lost my father. While he had multiple health issues, it was mainly heart issues and chronic pulmonary disease that had him returning to and from […]

“Simply Pray”: A Lenten Reflection

Image by claudia martinez from Pixabay  “Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.” ~excerpted from the Sermon […]

Advent & Christmas musings 2019

Christmas Morning musing: There is LightThere is PeaceWe have been gifted a Light-bearerA Peace-makerA teacher:“Be kindBe graciousSeek justiceWalk humblySeek beauty and truthBe love and love with joy!” Weekly Advent musing, December 18:Makoto Fukimura, in his book Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for our Common Life, writes, “A culture that downplays the pursuit of beauty also […]

“Your Land…Our Hands,” acrylic on canvas, 2019

Inspired by me conflicting feelings around the Thanksgiving myth we grew up with, and feeling solidarity with my African, Latinx and Native brothers and sisters. “Your Land…Our Hands” is a painting about boundaries. The land, the sky, the trees, and even the sun, are all encompassed by boundaries. Boundaries set, designed by the white imperialists […]

The Least of These

    Returning home from our mission in Nicaragua, I was greeted by a wailing, distress cry of “Mama!!” at the airport. The little girl was maybe three years old. “Mama…,” she screamed. “Mama…,” she cried flinging her little arms open wide in the stroller. “Mama!”    Her Mama and family members stood at the gate, […]