Advent : A Gift

I heard a sermon the first Sunday in Advent and the priest said , “ Advent is a gift, unwrap it and use it wisely. “ This led me to think about what that might mean, how I might approach this season in a fresh way.   Advent : A Gift   If we look…

Sisters in Heart and Spirit

  I wrote this 15 years ago and now I post it here to honor this dear sister of the heart after hearing of her death. We kept talking about trying to see each other again in person this side of heaven (she lived in Chicago and I in San Diego)  but now we will…

The Greatest Generation.

Last weekend in many different places there was a celebration called the Spirit of 45. It was in honor of the anniversary of the end of WWII and especially was honoring the veteran’s from that war. I am a veteran myself and along with the hospice I work for here in San Diego County, CA…

The Bridge

In 1964-65 when I was 24-25 I began a solitary spiritual pilgrimage that led to me identifying myself as a Christian and it was then that I began my journey to get to know Jesus. It was not a one time event but a growing into a trusting knowledge that God loved me and that…

American Dream

The approaching July Fourth celebration seems a fitting time to think about what does this  freedom we are defending and touting look like. This reflection made me look at part of that answer just a little bit differently and think about what it would mean to incorporate its truth into my life more.   American…

Not Afraid to Behold

I started writing this on Palm Sunday a bit here and there as I journeyed through Holy Week. It reflects that while spiritually during this time we are walking in deep water, we are also traversing through the daily challenges of living our lives and working at our jobs. This is not a parallel journey…