I wrote this poem during our week of snow and, as it so happens, the beginning of Lent. I hope that maybe it might be a contemplative offering to get your spiritual mind focused.
ASH WEDNESDAY: SNOW MOON
Spring came for two weeks
Then we got buried:
Snow … Continue reading
It was maddening, as you might imagine, particularly because I pride myself on being responsible–am renowned for nagging my kids to keep up with their belongings. And I also love to talk, so it was frustrating speaking in such a hushed, hoarse tone.
Despite my annoyance, anxiety and impatience, my search … Continue reading
A recent Faith and Life class reminded me of a time when I did not quite live up to the sacred wisdom of Isaiah 1:18 (KJV).
I had joined with fellow citizens to express my judgment on a matter of public policy. We shared a common belief that … Continue reading
In college I belonged to a fraternity that thought Robert E. Lee was second only to Jesus in his perfect life. It was started in 1865 at Washington College (now Washington & Lee University) by a group of Confederate army veterans. To honor Lee on his birthday each January we … Continue reading
I’ve recently joined the ranks of parents who bring little kids to “big church.”
You know, the kids who can’t read yet, and don’t know any of the hymns. The kids who race hotwheels on the kneelers, or lie on the floor between pews counting lights on the ceiling. … Continue reading
My New Year’s resolution was to meditate 100 times in 2015. I figured even if I procrastinated I might still become enlightened by December.
My first and only sit of the year was on January 25. I turned out the lights, lit the candles, and hit my singing bowl … Continue reading
The first book of Kings is not one of the books of the Bible that we spend a lot of time reading, hearing, marking, or inwardly digesting. As a matter of fact, according to the Revised Common Lectionary, 1 Kings really only appears with any great regularity after Pentecost. Post-Pentecost … Continue reading