This week, hope has been on my mind. Hope of better things. Hope of kinder days. Hope of justice, respect, compassion, quality of life. Hope that things will turn out okay, for us all. In particular, I’ve been hoping that the newborn baby finches in our aviary at hospice will all make it successfully through […]Read more "The Risk of Hope"
Our Quaker meeting was honored to be asked to lead worship for the spring retreat of Western Yearly Meeting yesterday. This post is the message we offered as vocal ministry. Also, an invitation: It warms our hearts that so many people around the world find and read our blog, and we want you to know […]Read more "Deepening and Stretching"
What do you do when you have a really big decision to make? Do you just go with your gut? Do you write out pros and cons and then make your decision based on which side of the paper has the longest list? Do you pray for guidance or sit in silence with your question? […]Read more "A Little Direction, Please"
Happy World Quaker Day! This is the fifth anniversary of the celebration started by the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), which invites Quaker meetings and churches around the world to recognize the oneness of spirit that joins us. Here’s the description of their vision, which is posted on their website (www.worldquakerday.org): As the sun […]Read more "A Friendly Difference"
It’s so good for us to be together in this beautiful place, among Friends, relaxing in the quiet, feeling our minds and hearts settle. In this place with God, life feels whole. Peace and harmony are possible. We know that because they are here in this space with us right now. As are other qualities […]Read more "A Matter of Grace"
One rainy afternoon last week, I was walking past the office of one of our nurse managers, when I suddenly stopped and stepped into her office and stood there, listening to it rain. She’s the only person in the whole hospital who has an office that is like a greenhouse, with a curved glass ceiling […]Read more "Showers of Blessings"