April 27, 2020

I’ll never forget the question. I paused, looked up at the woman, and said something like this:

“It helps me wrap my mind around whatever I’m dealing with.” (These days that would be aging, grandchildren, covid-19.)

“I get a little edgy, all bent out of shape when I don’...

April 20, 2020

“You have a book beside every chair in the house,” he said.

I looked at him.

“Yes, that’s how I’m getting through the pandemic.”

He looked at me.

“Here’s how it works: I’m stuck at home, so I read a poem, a devotion, something uplifting every few hours. The poets and write...

April 13, 2020

But first, there was Good Friday.  

Jesus Christ had hung on the cross six hours, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., when He said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”

Holy Week.

This is the week during which some of us have reread scriptures and relived Jesus' path—ridin...

April 6, 2020

And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the peopl...

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