Lest we forget

East Boothbay on Memorial Day (photo by Kevin Burnham 2018) Words cannot fully describe how lovely Monday’s Memorial Day gathering was in East Boothbay and all over our Boothbay Peninsula. The sun was brightly shining, the sky was blue, the flags were waving in the fresh sea breeze, all ages were freely gathered in our…

Home Sweet Home 2.0

Two years ago today, with the stalwart help of the dearest of friends, I became a homeowner again after 15 years of wandering through the wilderness of vocational home-lessness. In 2003, my late husband Rick and I sold our lovely home in Kansas in order to help afford our seminary education in Tennessee. I had…

enjoy the Increasing

Light is fluid, like Time it never stands still. I’m mystified by the tandem movements of light in real time. I’ll never capture it, yet why stop trying? So too in our flowering, we’re always reaching for the Light. I’ve watered and watched as my kindred companions keep growing beyond their bounds, by seeking the…

We weep this night.

We weep and keep vigil tonight with our brothers and sisters in Paris and around the world. We pray that Notre-Dame Cathedral’s historic foundation of hand-chiseled rock will hold up through this night, as her vaulted ceiling, walls and flying buttresses have stood strong for over 850 years through reformations, revolutions, and horrific wars. We…

First Light: Lasting Light. 2.3.2019

I lingered this evening in the contemplative quietness of StC’s after our dear ones quietly departed from our candlelit evening prayers. If one listens closely into thin places, the prayers of so many souls encircle our sacred spaces. I’m again reminded that it matters what we say, what we pray, and what we do. All…