Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Human beings are essentially here for two purposes – to learn about and express love, and to create. We learn about love in all our relationships. The four Ways reflect a pervasive belief that life will be simple if we practice four basic principles: Show up or choose to be present, Pay attention to what … [Read more…]

Monday, March 20, 2017

Last year I celebrated my 50th college reunion, which is a milestone of sorts. I went to Williams College, a small school, and my class had a few more than 300 members. As one of the editors for the 50th Reunion yearbook, I got to look at them all, at their photographs anyhow, those living … [Read more…]

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Now, fast forward to August 28th, 2014… I learned my breast cancer had returned.  I started radiation and chemotherapy immediately and that’s when y’all began to see a bald woman in church.  I did the wigs and everything the first time around, but not this time.  I decided to stare back into the face of … [Read more…]

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The death of my mother was another occasion where I learned that the promise of eternity was real.  When she died, I suffered through paralyzing grief and enormous guilt because I was not present for her in the days leading up to her death. This went on for weeks…. And then one day, I was … [Read more…]

Friday, March 17, 2017

I remember (one moment during) my graduate school days, while I was working on my PhD in biomedical engineering… My arms were full of books as I headed down a long stairwell. (This was before the Internet and we actually had to use a real library for research back in those days!) The heel of … [Read more…]

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Over the last month, there have been multiple rumors of ICE raids in Lynn. Some have proven true and others false but all create a culture of fear. Friday, as I attended a PICO Board meeting, Faith in New Jersey turned out a US Senator and dozens of clergy including the Roman Catholic Archbishop, to … [Read more…]

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

“In Blackwater Woods” By Mary Oliver Look, the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light, are giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon and fulfillment, the long tapers of cattails are bursting and floating away over the blue shoulders of the ponds, and every pond, no matter what its name is, is … [Read more…]

Monday, March 13, 2017

In hard desperate times, I often look up to God to guide me through it. By saying a prayer I feel confident that God will help me through it, as he always has in previous situations. He gives me hope and confidence to get through my situation and I feel hopeful knowing that he’s watching … [Read more…]