2022 Newsletters

2022 Newsletters2024-02-26T17:42:03+00:00

A Lantern of Love

An amazing thing happened on the first Sunday of Advent. During the previous week I was reflecting on what to share in this newsletter, to encourage you to engage wholeheartedly in this sacred season. […]

December 23, 2022|

Searching for Fragments of Gratitude

In these turbulent times as the USA celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday, one could readily ask: “Grateful for what?” Jan Richardson suggests there’s a lot, if we will gather up the fragments. (Such things as selfless caring, compassion, & resilience hiding among society’s disturbing situations.) […]

November 17, 2022|

I Am Wherever There Is Love

A story has been singing in my heart all month. I found this account in The Way of Love, a book with selections on the topic collected by editors Michael Leach, Doris Goodnough, and Maria Angelini. The experience described in “I Am Wherever There Is Love” took [...]

October 15, 2022|

A Surprising Source of Insight

Sometimes I stumble onto an insight from an unexpected source that astounds me. Turkey vultures recently provided that. Yes, turkey vultures. I admit to having despised these carrion-feeding birds floating in the air, circling and circling. […]

September 10, 2022|

Living With Life’s Opposites

Lately I’ve been aware of being immersed in life’s polarities, experiencing both positive and negative events, good and bad news, hope and disappointment, joy and sorrow, and much more. […]

August 8, 2022|

Finding Meaning in Pieces of Daily Life

A lot has been circling my mind/heart during June but no one central theme has emerged. Thus, I’m going to share a few thoughts I’ve jotted in my daily journal. Perhaps you will find some part of your life’s experience reflected within them. […]

July 23, 2022|

A Resilient Spirit

Several weeks ago my dental hygienist chatted with me while I was there for my regular appointment. My acquaintance with her is limited to an every-six-months visit, so I was startled when she calmly revealed she’d had a double breast mastectomy just two months earlier. […]

June 6, 2022|

The “Whoosh Prayer”

In my April newsletter I suggested “keeping watch” with those who suffer. Whether people live near or far away, we can be intentional about our love going forth to them because love is a movement of positive energy. […]

May 15, 2022|

Keeping Watch

“Powerless. Helpless. Sadness.” These words come forth from a lot of people these days—including myself. When world news provides daily coverage of the unbelievable destruction of Ukraine’s cities, it’s heart-breaking to witness the brutality and forced dispersal of the residents who dwell there. […]

April 14, 2022|

Love Is All There Is

Divine revelation can come through the book of nature or the book of inner experience. …from the inspiring words or example of another person, which hold up to us a mirror in which we catch sight of our own infinite potentiality and are drawn to fulfill [...]

March 22, 2022|

Who Are Your Life-Shapers?

Not long ago, I read The Book of Hope. In this inspiring resource, Douglas Abrams interviews Jane Goodall, the well-known English primatologist and naturalist who made amazing discoveries about the life of chimpanzees in the Gombe jungle. […]

February 13, 2022|

Holding Hands With Hope

The simplest of events can make a remarkable difference. I recently relearned this. One of my cousin’s children, tiny four-year-old Thea, sparkles with enthusiasm. After my visit, I was just ready to get into my car when I heard my name called. […]

January 15, 2022|
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