The Gifts of Silence

The Gifts of Silence What arises in you with the word silence? For some, it is a place of discomfort.  For some, it is a place of refuge. I believe that silence can provide three incredible gifts in our lives if we allow it to.  Recently I felt muddled, overwhelmed,...

Advent – Hope, A Gift of the Dawn

Advent  – Hope How can we have hope unless we have had no hope?  Recently someone shared with me how difficult it was in her own story to find the safe places she needed when she had no hope.  Most of us are uncomfortable when another expresses a deep...

Advent – A gift of Joy

An Advent Writing on Joy I wrote this as I concluded an epic weekend in my life.  I was on a flight as I wrote, returning from Atlanta, GA, where I spent the weekend returning to places and people significant to my life from 22-27  years ago. One of my daughters began...

Receiving Grace to Rise

Receiving Grace to Rise What is grace? And what does it mean to ‘rise’? Here are three quotes on grace: “I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.”  Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on...