Heartbeat of God

I still myself enough, My cheek against the ancient tree, cut in half by lightning, then trimmed by machine’s saw. I hear the roots cry up to the large wide stump: “Listen!” Lo and behold: I feel the heartbeat of God. “I will keep growing.” Smaller branches sprout from the sides, Tiny heartbeats with newContinue reading “Heartbeat of God”

Leaves and Life Lessons

Stepping gingerly onto fallen leaves under a quiet colorful canopy in autumn, I feel that I belong, though it’s my first visit on this mountain, through these woods, on this path. Yet it’s home. The unending grandeur surrounding me beckons participation. “Come deeper, further into this story of existence,” I hear Christ’s invitation. Every rockContinue reading “Leaves and Life Lessons”

WISDOM WAVES

Standing at the ocean sand’s edge, never-ending waves of Wisdom rush toward me. My feet stay dry on the sand, as I observe, inwardly silent, listening to loud beach sounds of crashing waves and calling gulls. The vast ocean houses hidden life. I know that there are fish, creatures, dolphins, underwater plants, and debris inContinue reading “WISDOM WAVES”

WE ARE SENT

My first trip out each day is to church for Mass, when possible. The communicants are my friends, as we worship together nearly every morning. We come together, giving thanks to God for our lives, and for others. We also petition Christ to give wisdom to leaders of nations, to guide our church in truth,Continue reading “WE ARE SENT”

Morning Harmony

September dawns to cooling air. Opened windows, opened porch! Chirping wrens, cawing jays and running water please my ear. I walk to the pond’s edge to this surprise. Living worlds await my eyes: Flowing water, frogs, fish and flowering lotus. Lord, have mercy! You are a wonder to behold!

What’s Your Spot?

In gym class today, the instructor had us do some balance work as part of the workout routine. She suggested to find something to focus on, while we hinged at the hips, arms stretched out to the side, and balanced on one leg. 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. Now, switch legs and do the same… I usually find aContinue reading “What’s Your Spot?”

What Will You Offer?

My 8 year old grandchildren spent the night with us recently. Our church high school youth put on the play, “Godspell” that weekend, in the church hall. It’s one of my favorite plays, and although I have seen countless productions of it, I wanted to go again, both to see it and to support ourContinue reading “What Will You Offer?”

Nick’s Markers

Monday, June 20, 2022 Many years ago, Nick asked what I wanted for Christmas. Knowing that his budget was tight, I suggested some thin point felt tip markers. Surely enough, he came through – not the standard “BIC” pack that I had envisioned, but a fancier “BIC Mark-It” 8-pack of pastel colors. This was soContinue reading “Nick’s Markers”