I have to confess, I was a little worried yesterday about how this message might come together. All I ate—almost all day—was sugar. I made homemade caramels with a recipe my favorite 103-year-old patient gave me late Friday afternoon, and of course I had to try some of those. I dipped all the peanut butter […]Read more "A Guiding Star"
We all know how good it feels to be grateful. Someone has done something thoughtful for us, or we’ve reached a big goal, had a big moment, or felt a sweeping sense of beauty and awe come over us. Something deep inside whispers or says or shouts, “Thanks!” There is usually a smile on our […]Read more "Pressed Down and Running Over"
It’s no secret that we are emotional beings. We experience our world—we connect with and participate in the life around us—by feeling it. When we see a beautiful sunset, for example, we don’t just look at it with our eyes and think, intellectually, oh wow that’s really pretty. We feel it in our bodies as […]Read more "No Feeling Is Final"
You probably already know this about me, but I can be a pretty wordy person. Give me a topic and I’ll have something to say or write about it: some thought, some perspective, some possibility, some plan. During my recovery time these last couple of weeks, I’m surprised to report that my inner world got […]Read more "Ready, Set, Rest!"
*** We are holding all those affected by the latest act of heartbreaking violence and those who are in the path of Hurricane Dorian in God’s loving, healing, protecting light. 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 *** Are you waiting on God for anything in your life? Is there maybe something you’ve prayed for, something you really want to know […]Read more "Manna & Marshmallows"
A couple of months ago, early on a Saturday morning, I drove over to Plainfield to attend the executive committee meeting at Western Yearly Meeting. As I got close to town, I began to notice yard signs in front of houses and businesses. As I pulled into the parking lot of Plainfield Friends Meeting, I […]Read more "Just Be Kind"
This might not be something we think about very often, but it’s true: Every single life is a story of the light unfolding. In some people, this is obvious; in others, it’s not; and in some, it may look like they are running from the light as fast as their legs will carry them. But […]Read more "The Legacy of Light"
Just over a week ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, upending the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and flooding an area the size of Connecticut. The storm damaged at least 100,000 homes, displacing families to shelters and other temporary housing where they may wind up staying weeks or even months until it’s […]Read more "Rainbows and Other Promises"
HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED that there are certain things in life that are never finished? Like mowing the grass, or doing the dishes. You can mow the grass on Saturday but there’s no escaping the fact that in five or six days, that grass will begin looking shaggy and need to be mowed again. Dishes are the same story—you might have a short reprieve when the last glass is put away, but wait a couple of hours and the dishes will start to multiply in the sink. Soon you’ll be right back where you started—scrubbing and rinsing and drying again.Read more "The Big Reveal"