Hope is Relationship

Hope is Relationship

When I get up in the morning, I look out my window and experience the vastness of the ocean, at times the sunrise, at times the clouds hiding the sun, at times, rain or snow (not too much this past winter).!  Whatever the experience, it is a sign of HOPE.  God is here...
Here’s to the Crazy Ones

Here’s to the Crazy Ones

“All hope is outrageous” declared the retreat master, and he went on to quote Jack Kerouac’s poem. I didn’t catch all of it; I was too busy with Isaiah versus Kerouac in my mind. “Outrageous” and “crazy” seemed appropriate to the times and my present situation. Here I...
Remembering as Prayer: the Dance of Light and Shadow

Remembering as Prayer: the Dance of Light and Shadow

First and foremost – Happy Anniversary, Hope And so let us put ourselves in the hands of God and pray our remembering. Yes our prayer is an act of remembering, but not for the sake of nostalgia, but for the sake of encountering the grace of God given and received over...
They’re Playing Our Song

They’re Playing Our Song

Weddings are moments of celebration and revelation. On that day, many will learn that the couple has a piece of music they call “their song.” And, for the first time as a couple, they will dance to their song before all present. Through their song all will know them...
Hope Is Not Cancelled!

Hope Is Not Cancelled!

Image c/o Kerry O’Shea Gorgone In this time of quiet, social distancing, and isolation in the cocoon of my living space, I wondered what am I spinning around myself? Is it fear . . . disbelief . . .  vulnerability to the reality of our natural journey? Am I...
Hope: The Dearest Freshness

Hope: The Dearest Freshness

What a surprise to see an episode recently on CBS-TV’s Sunday Morning about our 21st century versions of Victory Gardens. For those too young to remember, the idea of Victory Gardens was born as World War II approached, to urge people to grow rather than to buy food,...