Tending the Flame 2

This morning, this poem by Allison Rennie, ©Feb 2021, arrived in my inbox. I loved the poem enough to ask her permission to share, which she graciously gave. Thank you, Allison. Candles that won’t light are the bane of any worship leader, even when the worship is solitary, at home, for online services or privateContinue reading “Tending the Flame 2”

A Different Sort of Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s sermon is about Love, not the usual kind of love that we celebrate on Valentine’s Day. Today you will hear about Elijah and Elisha, the strength of Elisha’s love for his mentor, and Elisha’s courageous determination not to look away from Elijah even at the moment of his death. I wasContinue reading “A Different Sort of Love”

Loose Ends, a Lenten Practice (1)

I like things to be in order. I like cupboard doors closed, books arranged so they are easy to find when needed, my grocery list arranged in the same order as the aisles in the store. I’m not obsessive about these things, but order, having things and activities in order, my order, keeps my stressContinue reading “Loose Ends, a Lenten Practice (1)”

Discovering Your Personal Rhythm for Healthy Living

Happy 2021! A few weeks ago, I was asked to prepare a video lecture for students in the Human Services program at the New Brunswick Community College. They, like everyone else, are doing virtual classes in our COVID circumstances. Now that the students have had their turn, I’m making the video public. Most of itContinue reading “Discovering Your Personal Rhythm for Healthy Living”

The Best Criticism

“The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better.” ~ Richard Rohr This morning, with my coffee, I read, as usual, in no particular order, my email, Facebook notifications, and news. Some of my email is summarized news, which is where I started today. I’ve come to believe that coffee energizes orContinue reading “The Best Criticism”

Blow Your Mind!

I want to brag. Perhaps I shouldn’t, but I will anyway. I’ll start by saying I have two gorgeous delightful smart-as-a-whip grandgirlies. That is a typical grandmotherly thing to say. I am married to a science teacher. He found a video called The Infinite Pattern That Never Repeats. He watched it, told me about it,Continue reading “Blow Your Mind!”

Sunday Morning Thoughts, September 13

It’s dawn, on the beach at Pocologan. I am the first to come down the stairs and walk on the sands this morning. Last night I sat here until my toes got wet, on a rock that earlier in the day had been far from the edge of the water. Last night, the beach wasContinue reading “Sunday Morning Thoughts, September 13”