You’ve Done It Before

“What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter, footsteps even lighter…” Song by Kelly Clarkson You’ve done it before, recovered from a blow, when you thought it the very worst. Yet here you are plodding along, your life isn’t really cursed. Remember the embarrassment in middle school and having to tell your folks? You thought they’Continue reading “You’ve Done It Before”

A Summer of Freedom

On a warm summer evening two weeks ago, As it seemed the pandemic and illness continued to slow, I watched people file into the park with their chairs, Eager for music and mingling and return of the fairs. But even then lurking around the hedges, Was the threat of variants as Dr. Fauci alleges. WeContinue reading “A Summer of Freedom”

The Beauty of Spring

I had a few thoughts this week about what spring means this year. As a few green shoots appear in flower beds, along sidewalks, and near creeks, I feel hope bubbling in my soul. The same feeling emerged on the day I received my second COVID vaccine. We are not safe yet to resume ourContinue reading “The Beauty of Spring”

New Year’s Focus

“Happy New Year!” I’ve heard it from many friends and family members, but almost all add,”Hope next year’s better, good riddance to 2020,” or a similar sentiment. No doubt that it has been a difficult year and for many–a terrible year of sickness and loss. I began to think about what I would like toContinue reading “New Year’s Focus”

Preparing for Christmas

Advent means “Coming” in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas. “A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes…and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be openedContinue reading “Preparing for Christmas”